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Whistleblower Claim Leads to $48 Million Settlement for Marketing Unapproved Drug

December 29, 2012
Earlier this month, Healthpoint Ltd., a Fort Worth pharmaceutical company, agreed to pay $48 million to settle allegations that it caused false claims to be submitted to the federal government. According to the agreement, the company will pay $28 million immediately and another $20 million should its ownership change within three years. Now that the […]

Sanofi-Aventis to Pay $109 Million Over Illegal Kickbacks

December 22, 2012
This week, two subsidiary companies of the major pharmaceutical company Sanofi have reached a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice over allegations that the company paid illegal kickbacks to promote its drug Hyalgan. The company will pay $109 million to the government, of which Mark Giddarie—the whistleblower who filed suit against Sanofi—will receive $18.5 […]

Toyo Ink Reaches $45 Million Settlement of Whistleblower’s Customs Fraud Allegations

December 21, 2012
The Justice Department announced this week that Japanese ink manufacturer Toyo Ink has reached an agreement with the government to settle allegations that the company evaded import duties on pigments it imported into the U.S. According to the government, between April 2002 and March 2010 Toyo Ink submitted falsified documents to the U.S. Customs and […]

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