Sen. Chuck Grassley unloaded on the FDA as a scandal over agency monitoring of dissident employee emails continued to unfold.
Pharmas shelled out $2.2 billion in False Claims Act fines and settlements with the Justice Department this year as the feds' healthcare fraud haul hit an all-time high.
A national lab promised doctors they could enrich themselves by as much as $2 million a year through a scheme that involved billing payers multiple times for the same urinary drug test, a whistleblower suit alleges.
As part of an $81 million off-label settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Ortho-McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OMJPI) sales reps will be buddied up with internal compliance monitors tasked with observing and reporting the rep's behavior out in the field.
AstraZeneca agreed to pay $520 million and enter a five-year Corporate Integrity Agreement to settle a federal case against the company for off-label marketing of Seroquel, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services' Healthcare Enforcement Action Team announced.