"We believe our existing compliance policies and procedures already address the majority of the requirements outlined in the CIA and that the strong compliance infrastructure now in place has improved the accountability of our employees and the transparency of our actions," said Valli Baldassano, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. A copy of the CIA can be found at: http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/cia/index.html.
Cephalon also settled its two outstanding state government investigations for a total of $6.85 million. In its settlement with the Connecticut Attorney General and Commissioner of Consumer Protection, Cephalon agreed to a $6.15 million payment, which includes a contribution of $3.8 million to the Connecticut Department of Public Health to fund state cancer initiatives and $200,000 to fund an electronic prescription monitoring program. In addition, the company agreed to a payment of $700,000 to settle an investigation with the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Four hundred fifty ($450) thousand dollars of that payment will be used to benefit consumers in Massachusetts and for comprehensive cancer initiatives.
"We are particularly satisfied that the largest share of the payments made to settle the state Attorney General investigations are for programs and initiatives consistent with our commitment to patients," added Cephalon General Counsel Pappert. "These contributions are aligned with our commitment to the oncology community and our emerging oncology business."
Cephalon has posted a set of Frequently Asked Questions about these settlements on its website at http://www.cephalon.com/media/on-the-record/
Founded in 1987, Cephalon, Inc. is an international biopharmaceutical
company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercial
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