DOJ Wins Bids To End FCA Suits Targeting Eli Lilly, Bayer

Law360 (September 30, 2019, 8:20 PM EDT) -- The federal government’s interest in conserving resources is a good enough reason for the U.S. Department of Justice to torpedo whistleblower False Claims Act suits, a Texas federal judge has ruled in axing FCA cases accusing Eli Lilly and Bayer of funneling kickbacks to doctors.

U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III on Friday granted the DOJ's motions to dismiss a pair of suits from affiliates of the National Healthcare Analysis Group, which specializes in bringing FCA suits. The suits accused Eli Lilly and Co. Inc. and Bayer Corp. of improperly encouraging doctors to write prescriptions by supplying free nursing services...

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