J&J Hit With $50M Verdict In Pa. Medicare Suit

Law360, New York (December 14, 2010, 7:42 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $50 million for overpricing prescription drugs, marking another victory for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, which has waged a six-year battle against a dozen major drug companies over inflated drug prices and Medicare reimbursements.

The pharmaceutical company was ordered to pay about $45 million in statutory restitution for participating in a marketing scheme that allegedly drove up drug prices in the state and about $7 million in civil penalties for willfully violating state statutes,...
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