Life Science Compliance Update



Taking Center Stage – Washington State’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the False Claims Act and Celegene

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Robert N. Wilkey, Esq., Staff Writer for Life Science Compliance Update

On July 26, 2017, the Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced one of the State’s largest recoveries against the pharmaceutical company Celgene for allegations involving violations of the Medicaid False Claims Act, in particular claims related to the company’s off-label marketing, fraudulent billing and providing kickbacks to doctors. The Washington State AG recovery represents a pivotal point in life science compliance, where State AGs, are actively seeking recoveries against companies that violate state and federal Medicare programs.


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