Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Amgen Pleads Guilty, Pays $762 Million
Amgen has pled guilty and agreed to pay $762 million in connection with its off-label marketing of Aranesp, an anemia drug. The company will pay $612 million to resolve civil False Claims Act allegations brought by ten separate whistleblowers. In addition to Amgen’s off-label marketing of Aranesp, the civil settlement resolves allegations that the company marketed Enbrel and Neulasta for off-label uses, paid kickbacks to encourage prescription of its drugs, and engaged in false price reporting for several of its drugs. Amgen will also pay $150 million in criminal fines and forfeiture.
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Posted by eithurburn on 12/19 at 09:12 AM
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