Amgen Expert Report Allowed In Aranesp Kickback Suit

Law360, New York (April 4, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge refused Monday to toss the report of Amgen Inc.'s expert witness in a whistleblower suit accusing Amgen and others of providing kickbacks to health care providers and causing false Medicare claims to increase sales of anemia drug Aranesp.

Judge William G. Young of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts sided with Amgen in a dispute over a 146-page rebuttal report submitted in February by Yale economics professor Fiona Scott Morton, who was brought by the biotechnology company to discredit...
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