Alere, Feds Reach $33.2M Deal In Medical Device FCA Suit

By Taylor Arluck (March 23, 2018, 4:53 PM EDT) -- Alere Inc. and the federal government reached a $33.2 million civil settlement in a whistleblower's Maryland federal court suit alleging the medical laboratory company submitted false claims to Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare for defective cardiac medical devices, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

Abbott Laboratories' Alere Inc. and its subsidiary Alere San Diego Inc. agreed to pay the federal government $33,239,672 to settle False Claims Act allegations that they sold unreliable Triage cardiac marker testing devices used to diagnose heart conditions in emergency rooms from January 2006 to March 2012. The federal government claimed the devices produced faulty test results...

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