May 7, 2021

Feds squeeze $67M from two pharmaceutical companies for cancer-drug claims

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By Cheryl Miller, From The Recorder SACRAMENTO—Genentech Inc. and OSI Pharmaceuticals LLC will pay a combined $67 million to resolve allegations that they overstated the ability of the drug Tarceva to treat certain non-small cell lung cancer patients, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California said Monday. Genentech, based in South San Francisco, […]

US Justices wrestle with how false a “False Claim” must be

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By Marcia Coyle, Supreme Court Brief The federal False Claims Act is the government’s chief fraud-fighting tool, and a lucrative one at that. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court wrestled with how false a claim for payment must be in order to earn the law’s punishing penalties. In Universal Health Services v. Escobar, a major health […]

Two shipping companies to pay $3.4 million to settle claims of price fixing to Puerto Rico

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From Caribbean news Now JACKSONVILLE, USA — Sea Star Line and Horizon Lines have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by fixing the price of government cargo transportation contracts between the continental United States and Puerto Rico. Under the settlement agreements, Sea Star Line has agreed to pay $1.9 million, […]