Novartis, Baxter Dismissed From Medicare Rebate Suit

Law360, New York (July 13, 2010, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed Baxter Healthcare Corp. and Novartis Consumer Health Inc. from a False Claims Act lawsuit accusing them of misrepresenting their brand name drugs as generics in order to reduce their payments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Judge Richard D. Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland dismissed the claims against Baxter and Novartis with prejudice Friday, finding that the plaintiffs' third amended complaint failed to provide sufficiently particular allegations of the pharmaceutical companies' fraudulent activity....
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