Teva Agrees to Pay $27.6 Million to Resolve Clozapine Doctor Kickback Allegations

TEVA (Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited) has agreed to pay the State of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Justice $27.6 Million for violating the U.S. False Claims Act.  Units of Teva Pharmaceutical violated the Act by eliciting Dr. Michael Reinstein, an Illinois physician, to prescribe Clozapine, an anti-schizophrenia drug, to patients in federal programs such [...]

March 14th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|0 Comments

Government Going After Doctor Kickbacks

In the history of drug litigation, one fact that clearly emerged is that companies paid doctors a lot of money or provided a great deal of free samples and gifts to promote their drugs.  Many times the doctors were “thought leaders” or provided stipends to make “academic presentations” to doctors with the real purpose of [...]

January 15th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|0 Comments

GSK to Stop Paying Doctors for Promoting Its Products

In the history of drug litigation, one fact that clearly emerged is that companies paid doctors a lot of money or provided a great deal of free samples and gifts to promote their drugs.  Also, sales reps had sales targets for specific doctors and were often given bonuses based on prescriptions from doctors in their [...]

December 19th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|0 Comments