J&J Seeks Dismissal Of Omnicare Kickback Case

Law360, New York (June 8, 2010, 6:55 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson has asked a federal judge to toss the government's lawsuit accusing it of paying tens of millions in kickbacks to induce long-term care pharmacy Omnicare Inc. to recommend its drugs, arguing that the alleged kickbacks were standard, lawful agreements.

The drug company filed a motion to dismiss the case Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, saying it seeks to penalize Johnson & Johnson for using standard and lawful formulary and disease management practices that the federal and state...
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