Schering-Plough Sentenced In Medicaid Fraud Case

Law360, New York (January 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has sentenced a subsidiary of Schering-Plough Corp. to pay a $180 million criminal fine for Medicaid fraud and improper marketing of drugs.

The sentence, handed down Wednesday by Judge Patti B. Saris of the U.S. District Court in Boston, came pursuant to a previous agreement between the government and the health care company.

Under that settlement, which was reached in August, Schering Sales Corp. pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to make false statements to both the Food and Drug Administration and...
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