National Pharmacy Omnicare Pays 'Unusual' Settlement to Resolve Charges of Generic Drug Switching in Delaware Nursing Homes, Resulting From 'Qui Tam' Lawsuit
...the government set maximum prices that Medicaid would pay for the tablets. ranitidine
capsules were infrequently prescribed, and had no maximum prices. Allegedly, Omnicare switched patients' prescriptions for ranitidine
tablets to the expensive capsules -- costing taxpayers up to 400% more. For...
Par Pharmaceutical Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results
...cts. Products which experienced significant volume and pricing declines included fluticasone, propranolol, cabergoline, various amoxicillin products, ranitidine
syrup, tramadol HCl and acetaminophen tablets driven by Par's exit from the market, and lower royalty payments of ondansetron tablets, among others. ...
Walgreens to Pay $35 Million to U.S., 46 States & Puerto Rico to Settle Medicaid Prescription Drug Fraud Allegations
...tes over 5,000 retail pharmacies throughout the
U.S., switched the prescriptions for Medicaid patients who were prescribed
150 mg or 300 mg tablets of ranitidine
to more expensive capsules;
prescriptions for 10 mg or 20 mg capsules of Fluoxetine to more expensive
tablets; and prescriptions for 5 mg tablets of E...
Fact Sheet: Department of Justice Efforts to Combat Health Care Fraud and Abuse
...greed to pay the United States, 23 states, and the District of Columbia $36.7 million to resolve allegations that it substituted capsules of ranitidine
(generic Zantac) for tablets solely to significantly increase the cost and profit rather than for any legitimate medical reason.
Par Pharmaceutical Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
... following products: fluticasone, propranolol,
various amoxicillin products, tramadol HCl and acetaminophen tablets,
glyburide/metformin, cabergoline, ranitidine
syrup, as well as lower
royalties. Partially offsetting these decreases were increased sales of
metoprolol resulting from the launch of additional str...
Common Medications Could Cause Physical Impairment in the Elderly
Common anticholinergic medicines cited in the study included the blood pressure medication nifedipine (Adalat or Procardia), the stomach antacid ranitidine
(Zantac) and the incontinence medication tolterodine (Detrol).
The findings, which involved more than 3,000 people, average age 78, were scheduled ...
Commonly used medications associated with impaired physical function in older adults
...MS participants include the blood pressure medication nifedipine (Adalat or Procardia), which has mild anticholinergic properties, the stomach antacid ranitidine
(Zantac), which has moderate anticholinergic properties, and the incontinence medication tolterodine (Detrol), which is highly anticholinergic.
Attorney General Corbett Announces $36.7 Million Multi-State Settlement With CVS/Caremark in National Dosage-Switching Investigation
...tlement, CVS was accused of making wholesale
changes in the dosage form for ranitidine
prescriptions without the
involvement of patients' doctors, violating numer...ram for higher prescription payments that were generated by
the switch from ranitidine
tablets to capsules.
Corbett said the multi-state settlement also requi...
CVS Caremark Corp. to Pay $36.7 Million to U.S., 23 States, & D.C. to Settle Medicaid Prescription Drug Fraud Allegations
...s from the tablet version of the
prescription drug ranitidine
(generic Zantac) to a more expensive capsule
By dispensing the capsule version of ranitidine
rather than tablets,
CVS Caremark was able to subs...,
Caremark charged Illinois Medicaid $79.80 for 60 ranitidine
instead of $17.10 for the tablets, leadin...
CVS, America's Largest Pharmacy Chain, Pays Nearly $37 Million to Settle Federal and State Generic Drug Switching Charges
...edicaid would pay for tablets, while infrequently prescribed
ranitidine capsules had no maximum prices. When CVS switched patients'
prescriptions from ranitidine
tablets to the expensive capsules, it cost
taxpayers up to 400 percent more, according to court documents.
This CVS case was pursued under federal a...