Law360 (June 8, 2018, 3:35 PM EDT) -- Roche Diagnostics Corp. and Humana Inc. must face a whistleblower's False Claims Act suit accusing the drugmaker of getting its diabetes products back on the insurer's Medicare Advantage formulary by forgiving a massive debt the insurer had racked up, an Illinois federal judge ruled Thursday.
U.S. District Judge Elaine E. Bucklo said former Roche account manager Crystal Derrick sufficiently alleged that the two companies knew the debt forgiveness deal was likely an illegal kickback, in part because they refused to consult a lawyer, and warned the whistleblower to keep the deal secret. Derrick is alleging that claims sent to the Centers for...
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