Navigation Links
U.S. Files Suit Against Johnson & Johnson For Paying Kickbacks to Nation's Largest Nursing Home Pharmacy
Date:1/15/2010

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The United States has filed a civil False Claims Act complaint against drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of New Brunswick, N.J., and two of its subsidiaries, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc., the Justice Department announced today.  The complaint alleges that these companies paid millions of dollars in kickbacks to Omnicare Inc., the nation's largest pharmacy that specializes in dispensing drugs to nursing home patients.  In November 2009, the United States, numerous states, and Omnicare entered into a $98 million settlement agreement that, among other things, resolved Omnicare's civil liability under the False Claims Act for taking kickbacks from J&J.

In its complaint against J&J, the United States alleges that the company paid kickbacks to Omnicare to induce the nursing home pharmacy company to purchase and recommend J&J drugs, including the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, for use in nursing homes.  According to the complaint, J&J understood that Omnicare's pharmacists reviewed nursing home patients' charts at least monthly and made recommendations to physicians on what drugs should be prescribed for those patients.  The government further alleges that J&J knew that physicians accepted the Omnicare pharmacists' recommendations more than 80 percent of the time, and that J&J viewed such pharmacists as an "extension of [J&J's] sales force."

The United States alleges that, in order to induce Omnicare and its pharmacists to recommend J&J drugs, the company paid kickbacks
'/>"/>

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Codexis, Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
2. Viral Genetics Files 2009 3rd Quarter Consolidated Financials and Information Statement at Pinksheets.com
3. Vion Pharmaceuticals Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
4. Berger & Montague, P.C., Files Class Action Against Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. Extending the End of the Class Period to December 1, 2009, When the Company Announced That the FDA Found No Evidence of Efficacy of Its Drug
5. Vermillion Files Amended Plan of Reorganization and Exchanges Debt
6. Watson Files FDA Application for Generic Rozerem(R)
7. Cardium Files FDA 510(k) Application for U.S. Marketing Clearance of ExcellagenXL(TM) Topical Gel and ExcellagenFX(TM) Flowable Collagen Protein-Based Matrix for Diabetic, Pressure and Venous Ulcers and Other Dermal Wounds
8. Cephalon Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Teva Pharmaceuticals
9. Endologix Files Motion to Discontinue Court Proceedings Related to Alleged Patent Infringement
10. Vermillion Files Plan of Reorganization
11. Sinovac Files Shelf Registration Statement
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014  In today,s marketplace, launching multiple products ... - as is managing a portfolio of products in ... possible - or even preferable - to pool resources ... you combine resources and activities, and what marketing and ... are just a few of the dilemmas facing pharmaceutical ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... COSTA MESA, Calif. , July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ ... Peter Nieto as the new Vice President ... industry for over 30 years in a number of ... CROs in the industry. These positions were primarily related ... has obtained over the past 30 years makes him ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014  Acsis Inc., the market leader ... solutions, has recently posted an article, "Future ... and future needs for companies, extended supply chain, ... chain model no longer work today.  The article ... growth of mobile technology, machine to machine (M2M) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Using Promotional Efficiency to Support Multiple Products and Indications in the Pharmaceutical Marketplace 2Contract Research Organization WCCT Global Welcomes Peter Nieto as Vice President of Business Development 2Acsis Addresses Questions on the Modern Supply Chain 2
(Date:7/28/2014)... Pallarito HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, ... without health insurance this year will face fines of up ... five, the Internal Revenue Service says. The Obama administration ... penalties that some Americans will owe for failing to have ... the monthly national average premium for a bronze-level health plan. ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 ... lids kept shutting," said one of two inventors from ... hold the lids open so that we could pour ... for the CONKLIN'S STAY OPEN to keep the lids ... prevents lids from closing until all compartments have been ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC), a non-profit ... released an article designed to educate patients about the ... 1983, the health center has a strong focus on ... barriers to obtaining high quality yet affordable healthcare services. ... click here: http://www.chcsno.org/locations.ashx?p=1099 , The article begins ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 According to court ... principal owner of The Marcal Group (TMG), met ... Group (HMG). A contract, as well a broad project outline, ... website, as well as branding services and marketing. ... completed by HMG throughout the course of the project, praise ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 TherapySites, ... health professionals, announced today its affiliation with the ... This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend ... benefits and promotional offers. , “There has been a ... today. With nearly 3 billion Internet users, it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5 2Health News:Community Health Center of Snohomish Releases Article Focusing on Educating the Chronically Ill About Chronic Disease Management 2Health News:Community Health Center of Snohomish Releases Article Focusing on Educating the Chronically Ill About Chronic Disease Management 3Health News:Calko Medical Center Loses Website Twice over Non-Payment, According to Court Documents 2Health News:TherapySites (Websites for Therapists) Partners with the Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 2
... is becoming the norm of today’s stress related life ... and turning towards fruits //and vegetables. As constant articles ... these two elements (Yoga and Healthy Eating) to help ... for specific diseases, like cancer and heart disease. ...
... Research by the medicinal plant research centre at ... in the journal Phytotherapy Research found that green ... certain brain,enzymes that bring on Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's ... an estimated 10 million people worldwide., ,According ...
... who have children at an older age may increase ... life. ,Researchers based their analysis on records ... 1989 and 2001 with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or ... association between the fathers' age at conception and their ...
... young adults who have poor functioning of a key ... blockages in their arteries.// ,The researchers looked specifically ... blood vessels in the arteries, called endothelial functioning, affects ... 2,000 people were followed from childhood. Over the 21 ...
... is the most common cancer among men, affecting about one ... cases // of the disease are diagnosed every year and ... ,New research shows men who are diagnosed with abnormal cells ... risk of developing prostate cancer within one year. The study, ...
... of red wine each day could keep keep lung cancer ... lung cancer and 187 patients requiring routine surgery between 1999 ... their early 60s. Patients were asked about their diet, smoking ... drank each day. They were asked to specify if they ...
Cached Medicine News:
Ergotec Vetriretinal Instrument System. Ultra-fine 2.8 mm jaws. Angled 55 degrees. 20 gauge shaft. 25 mm in length with black tip. Overall length from rear rotation knob to tip....
Triangular shaped tips. Marked for 5 mm and 10 mm tucks. Round knurled handle with polished finish....
Angled shafts with 12 mm scaled jaws. 1 mm teeth on one jaw fit into holes on the other jaw. Slide lock and serrated handle with polished finish. Left. Most popular size or model....
Angled shafts with 11 mm long tips. Jaws have longitudinal meshing serrations. Slide lock and serrated handle with polished finish....
Medicine Products: