Omnicare Ends Medicaid False Claims Suit For $21M

Law360, New York (September 21, 2010, 5:19 PM EDT) -- Omnicare Inc., the nation's leading provider of medications for nursing home residents, has paid about $21 million to Michigan and Massachusetts to settle a whistleblower complaint alleging it charged Medicaid more for drugs than private insurers, the plaintiffs' attorneys said Tuesday.

Judge James F. Holderman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed the case Monday as required by the settlement. The suit was brought on behalf of the federal government and more than a dozen states by David Kammerer, a former...
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