Drug Test Co. Lured Doctors With Kickbacks, Rival Says

By Mike Cherney (April 1, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT) -- Drug testing company Aegis Sciences Corp. filed an unfair competition lawsuit in Tennessee on Tuesday against Millennium Laboratories Inc., saying its rival lured in physicians with illegal kickbacks and defrauded government health care programs.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Aegis filed its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, accusing Millennium of false advertising, interference with business relations, unfair competition and violation of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.

The complaint also accuses Millennium of defrauding federal and state health care programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as private payors and insurers. It alleges the company's main focus...

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