Biogen to pay $900M to settle allegations of improper physician kickbacks

9/27/2022 8:30:00 PM

MASSIVE PAYOUT: Biogen to pay $900M to settle doctor kickback allegations

MASSIVE PAYOUT: Biogen to pay $900M to settle doctor kickback allegations

Biogen is accused of causing submissions of false claims to Medicare and Medicaid by paying physicians kickbacks to prescribe its multiple sclerosis drugs Avonex, Tysabri and Tecfidera.

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Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to settle allegations that it paid kickbacks to persuade doctors to prescribe its multiple sclerosis drugs.The settlement comes after former Biogen employee turned whistleblower Michael Bawduniak sued the drugmaker in 2012 on behalf of the United States government under the False Claims Act.agreed to pay $900 million to settle allegations that it paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe the company’s drugs, the Justice Department said Monday.The law allows whistleblowers who file a lawsuit on behalf of the federal government to receive a portion of any recovery.From 2009 to March 2014, Biogen allegedly used speaking and consulting fees and other remuneration to persuade doctors to prescribe the company’s multiple sclerosis drugs such as Avonex and Tecfidera, which resulted in fraudulent payments by Medicare and Medicaid for the drugs, according to a federal whistleblower lawsuit filed in 2012 by former Biogen employee Michael Bawduniak.Bawduniak's suit claims that Biogen paid physicians kickbacks from January 2009 to March 2014 in the form of speaking fees, consulting fees and meals to prescribe its Avonex, Tysabri and Tecfidera, resulting in false claims to Medicare and Medicaid.The suit was unsealed in 2015 Continue reading your article with a WSJ membership.Image 1 of 2 Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to settle allegations that it paid physicians kickbacks in order to persuade them to prescribe the pharmaceutical giant's drugs.The order states that the damaged equipment had been repaired.

(REUTERS/Brian Snyder) | Reuters Photos The settlement does not include any admission of liability by the company."Biogen determined that now was the right time to resolve the litigation and allow the company to remain focused on our patients and strategic priorities," the drugmaker said in a statement.DOJ, SEC CHARGE THREE MEN WITH SECURITIES FRAUD FOR SCHEME INVOLVING NEW JERSEY DELI Under the terms of the settlement, Biogen will pay more than $843 million to the federal government and more than $56 million to 15 states.Bawduniak will receive approximately 29.6% of the federal proceeds from the settlement.Highway 43, about 20 miles north of the city of Mobile – manufactures chemical additives used in making many plastics as well as its own PEKK plastic , a lightweight, high-performance thermoplastic used for aerospace or other demand applications.

Under the terms of the settlement, Biogen will pay more than $843 million to the United States and more than $56 million to 15 states.(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) ((Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) / Getty Images) "We thank Mr.Bawduniak for uncovering this behavior and bringing it to light," Rachael Rollins, U.S.Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, said in a statement.” “The Department has determined that the terms contemplated in the Special Order by Consent are in the best interests of the citizens of Alabama,” the order states.

"This matter is an important example of the vital role that whistleblowers and their attorneys can play in protecting our nation’s public health care programs.".

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Biogen Agrees to Pay $900 Million Over Alleged Improper Physician PaymentsBiogen Inc. agreed to pay $900 million to settle allegations that it paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe the company’s drugs, the Justice Department said You want to commit a crime, form a corporation.

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