Allergan Hit With FCA Kickback Suit Over Eye Drugs

Law360, Los Angeles (December 18, 2013, 5:50 PM EST) -- Global pharmaceutical giant Allergan Inc. gave illegal kickbacks to doctors across the country to boost sales of its eye care drugs, two Philadelphia-based ophthalmologists alleged in a False Claims Act suit unsealed in Pennsylvania federal court Monday.

In their amended complaint unsealed on Monday, ophthalmologists Herbert Nevyas and Anita Nevyas-Wallace allege that Irvine, Calif.-based Allergan offered illegal inducements such as business consulting services and expert billing advice to eye doctors and optometrists who prescribed Allergan products.

According to the qui tam complaint, Allergan boasted that its...
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