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J & J to Pay $72 Million for Cancer Death Linked to Talcum Powder

The company faces claims that it failed for decades to warn consumers that its talc-based products could cause cancer. Johnson & Johnson <JNJ.N> was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of … Continue reading

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CVS Pharmacy Settles Allegations of Improper Medicare Billing Practices

CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (CVS) entered into a settlement agreement for $1,216,147.19 with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, effective May 28, 2014. The settlement resolves allegations that CVS improperly submitted, or … Continue reading

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Kentucky Hospital to Pay $40.9 Million to Settle False Claim Allegations

Ashland Hospital Corp. d/b/a King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) will pay $40.9 million to the United States and Kentucky to resolve allegations it submitted false claims for medically unnecessary heart procedures to Medicare and Medicaid and maintained improper financial relationships … Continue reading

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$85M Settlement Reached in Florida Stark Case

With minutes remaining before jury selection started, Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Fla., announced a surprise $85 million settlement with prosecutors Monday that could resolve the first half of a nationally watched trial over whether the organization’s physician compensation deals … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical Company to Pay $27.6 Million to Settle Allegations Involving False Billings to Federal Health Care Programs

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and a subsidiary, IVAX LLC, have agreed to pay the government and the state of Illinois $27.6 million for allegedly violating the False Claims Act by making payments to induce prescriptions of an anti-psychotic … Continue reading

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New York Radiology Practice Pays $15.5M

NEW YORK CITY, Feb. 25, 2014 — A chain of medical radiology facilities has agreed to pay the federal government and the states of New York and New Jersey a total of $15.5 million to settle three whistleblower lawsuits – … Continue reading

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Government Intervenes in Lawsuit Against Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Georgia Hospital Owned by HMA Alleging Payment of Kickbacks

The government has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit against Tenet Healthcare Corp. (Tenet) and four of its hospitals in Georgia and South Carolina, as well as a hospital in Monroe, Ga., owned by Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA), … Continue reading

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AIM Agrees to Pay $800K for Allegations of Violating Billing Practices

The A.I.M. Center, Inc. (AIM), which operates a community mental health facility located in Chattanooga, Tenn., has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act (FCA) and the Tennessee Medicaid False Claims Act … Continue reading

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Medical Device Maker Settles Lawsuit

A medical-device manufacturer with offices in California and Washington has agreed to pay the federal government up to $5.25 million to resolve allegations that it encouraged doctors to over-charge federal health-care programs for a procedure using their device, the U.S. … Continue reading

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Harmon Memorial Hospital and Hollis Physician Pay $1.5 Million for Health Care Fraud

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, and Scott E. Pruitt, Oklahoma Attorney General, jointly announce that the Harmon County Healthcare Authority (Harmon Memorial Hospital) and Dr. Akram R. Abraham, of … Continue reading

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