Jazz, Alexion and Lundbeck to pay $122m to settle kickback probe

Jazz Pharmaceuticals | April 08, 2019

Jazz, Alexion and Lundbeck to pay $122m to settle kickback probe
Drugmakers Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck and Alexion Pharmaceuticals have agreed to pay a total of $122.6m to settle allegations of paying kickbacks via copay assistance foundations. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said that the companies violated the False Claims Act by paying patients under Medicare and the Civilian Health and Medical Program (ChampVA) through purportedly charitable organisations. These charitable foundations allegedly subsidised the copays with financing from the companies. The Anti-Kickback Statute restricts drugmakers from offering or paying, directly or indirectly, in the form of money or any other thing of value to motivate Medicare or VA patients to buy their medicines.

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A number of independent pharmacies have told Spectrum News they are now losing business and revenue because of PBMs, including Five Points Pharmacy in Cocoa, a pharmacy that has been welcoming customers since 1958.

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A number of independent pharmacies have told Spectrum News they are now losing business and revenue because of PBMs, including Five Points Pharmacy in Cocoa, a pharmacy that has been welcoming customers since 1958.

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