Navigation Links
CVS, America's Largest Pharmacy Chain, Pays Nearly $37 Million to Settle Federal and State Generic Drug Switching Charges
Date:3/18/2008

s your old-fashioned corner pharmacist who was alarmed by what he saw happening at CVS," said Behn. "It would have been easy for him to look the other way and let CVS's switching continue, at taxpayers' expense. Today's result is a vindication of a dedicated pharmacist's concern for his patients and all Americans who underwrite the costs of Medicaid."

The CVS case was spearheaded by "tough state prosecutors throughout the country," Behn added. "They stand ready, willing and able to take on big new cases. Lisa Madigan here in Illinois, Martha Coakley in Massachusetts, Marc Dann in Ohio, and other state Attorneys General have made health care fraud prosecutions a top priority, and this case is one of the results." Patrick Keenan, Deputy Attorney General of Illinois, Robert Patten and Peter Clark, Assistant Attorneys General of Massachusetts, and John Guthrie, Director of the Ohio Attorney General's Health Care Fraud Unit led the multi-state team, along with federal prosecutor Linda Wawzenski in Chicago.

The CVS $36.7 million settlement is another in a string of successful qui tam whistleblower cases brought by Behn & Wyetzner, Chartered. In 2006, Behn represented a pharmacist in a False Claims Act case against Omnicare for switching drug dosage forms which resulted in a settlement of more than $50 million. In 2005, Behn represented the plaintiffs in the largest whistleblower settlement in Illinois and the largest whistleblower settlement in Chicago, in which Northrop Grumman paid $134 million to resolve claims involving the B-2 "Stealth" bomber. Behn has also represented the American Association of Retired Persons ("AARP") before the Illinois Supreme Court in upholding the constitutionality of the Illinois False Claims Act.

In executing the Settlement Agreement, CVS denied liability, wrongdoing or improper conduct.

Contact: Michael I. Behn, Esq. 312-629-0000

United States ex rel. Bernard Lisitza v. CVS Corporation, Northern District
'/>"/>

SOURCE PRforLAW, LLC
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Cochlear Americas Announces 2008 Graeme Clark Scholarship Winners
2. National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Largest Insurance Subrogation Association in the World - Announced Today that Leslie Wiernik has Joined the Organization as Director of Education
3. Work time is the largest influence to the duration of a persons sleep
4. One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High
5. Texas Largest Physician Carrier Announces 5th Successive Rate Cut on Anniversary of Lawsuit Reform
6. A Place for Mom, Nations Largest Senior Care Referral Service, Fills a Gap in Employee Benefits
7. AHRQ and FDA to Collaborate in Largest Study Ever of Possible Heart Risks with ADHD Medications
8. Worlds Largest Exhibit of Princess Dianas Dresses Hosted by Appleton Museum
9. Largest Privately-Owned Veterinary Practice in the World, Banfield, the Pet Hospital(R), Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
10. Plenary lectures announced for worlds largest osteoporosis congress
11. The Integrated Benefits Institute Offers Largest Benchmarking Database in U.S. Spanning Disability and Workers Compensation Programs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/23/2014)... single day event in Japan will be held ... Tokyo. Clinical data scientists will meet and discuss various topics ... single day event in China will be held November ... scientists attending this event will discuss topics around CDISC ADaM ... collected in clinical studies and beyond. , India will ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... ZEPHYRHILLS, FL (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 ... opening of the newly renovated Women’s Health Center ... square feet of space, the specially designed center ... women in East Pasco County. The Women’s Health ... and pelvic floor health, labor and delivery through ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... of California, Davis, and Academia Sinica, the preeminent ... have entered into a collaborative agreement to develop ... couples cutting-edge research with opportunities to translate innovative ... , The agreement was signed Sept.12 in Taipei ... UC Davis and President Chi-Huey Wong of Academia ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 ... be taken before making a purchase. It’s difficult to ... and it’s easy for them to manipulate their customers ... mitigate this dilemma, but they tend to lack in ... Consumer Health Reports was founded to fix this ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... -- A test used to diagnose lung cancer may not ... are more common, a new analysis says. One ... of what,s known as functional imaging. For lung cancer, a ... to the study authors. Cancerous tumors generally look different ... lungs that don,t have cancer, according to background information in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:PhUSE Further Expands its Global Community Into the Asian Region 2Health News:Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Celebrates Grand Opening of Women’s Health Center 2Health News:Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Celebrates Grand Opening of Women’s Health Center 3Health News:Academia Sinica, UC Davis sign agreement on exchanges and tech transfer 2Health News:Consumer Health Reports Debuts Revolutionary Review Website 2Health News:Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer 2
... his team has performed an Endoscopic surgery for Frontal Sinus ... 25 years old patient in Venkateswara Hospital in Chennai, Tamilnadu, ... inflammation of the meninges that covers the brain and spinal ... fluid is produced in the inner ventricles of the brain ...
... the approval of the Government is attracting brickbats and bouquets. ... the scheme which the ICICI-Lombard is // meant ... some experts who contend that it will do no good ... system in the state. ,Every year all ...
... A unique world class healthcare facility, supported by Welcare World ... region. // A full service ambulatory health care service comprising ... services had been recently inagurated in Knowledge Village. ... open from 8 am to 11 pm and fucntions 6 ...
... has announced that five new Vietnamese provinces are infected by ... spread of bird flu virus as already more than 21 ... flu virus. Though, Vietnamese scientists have revealed that they have ... help to understand the mechanism of virus transmission and the ...
... high fat diet has been found to suppress the ... that regulates insulin secretion (beta cells of the pancreas). ... ,This molecular mechanism between diabetes (Type ... the University of California. During early stages of the ...
... the Yale School of Medicine has revealed that diet ... Until recently it was believed that there was a ... carbonated soft drinks. In their study published in the ... the researchers report that the link is unfounded, and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Health Insurance Scheme Generates Conflicting Opinions 2Health News:State Of The Art Healthcare Facility Opened In 'New Dubai' by Welcare 2Health News:Soft Drinks May Reduce Esophageal Cancer Risk 2
(Date:9/23/2014)... , Sept. 23, 2014 Report ... study showing you trends, R&D and predicted revenues ... kinase inhibitors? Now get the latest analysis for ... trends, results, opportunities and revenue forecasts. Visiongain,s ... using protein kinase inhibition and related technology. There ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... BURLINGTON, Mass. , Sept. 23, 2014 ... in pricing and reimbursement (P&R) decision criteria ... along with expert insights into each country, ... messaging across different markets.  Global market access ... very specific market access requirements and challenges—and ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets  has announced the ... report to their offering. Diabetes is a ... Over 382 million people are estimated to be currently suffering ... 592 million by 2035. With a very high prevalence, ... and India , an increasing proportion ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kinase Inhibitors for Treating Cancer: Industry Analysis, R&D Trends and World Market Forecasts 2014-2024 2Kinase Inhibitors for Treating Cancer: Industry Analysis, R&D Trends and World Market Forecasts 2014-2024 3Kinase Inhibitors for Treating Cancer: Industry Analysis, R&D Trends and World Market Forecasts 2014-2024 4Kinase Inhibitors for Treating Cancer: Industry Analysis, R&D Trends and World Market Forecasts 2014-2024 5Similarities In Key Global Markets Allow Pharma To Leverage Payer Value Messaging In Multiple Countries Through "Country Archetypes" Approach 2Similarities In Key Global Markets Allow Pharma To Leverage Payer Value Messaging In Multiple Countries Through "Country Archetypes" Approach 3Similarities In Key Global Markets Allow Pharma To Leverage Payer Value Messaging In Multiple Countries Through "Country Archetypes" Approach 4Glycated Haemoglobin (HbA1c) Testing Market 2Glycated Haemoglobin (HbA1c) Testing Market 3
... Va., July 8, 2011 The Amerigroup Foundation recently ... the Rx Partnership to benefit the Rockbridge Area Free ... organization that works to provide uninsured Virginians with access ... broker to access and distribute free bulk prescription medications ...
... /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Nutrastar International Inc. (OTCBB: NUIN; "Nutrastar" ... of premium branded Traditional Chinese Medicine ("TCM") consumer ... attending and presenting at the upcoming 2011 Global ... at the Intercontinental Hotel (888 Howard Street) in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Amerigroup Foundation Presents Grant to Rx Partnership 2Nutrastar to Present at the Upcoming 2011 Global Hunter Securities Conference 2Nutrastar to Present at the Upcoming 2011 Global Hunter Securities Conference 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: