Life Science Compliance Update



When “Free” Really Isn’t Free – A Look at the Abiomed Case

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Robert N. Wilkey, Esq.

In March, the United State Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts announced a $3.1 million-dollar settlement with Abiomed to resolve allegations that the company was actively using illicit marketing tactics with physicians to increase sales in a manner that violated the AKS and FCA.  Such settlement highlights that there is no such as a free lunch.


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