Research Co. Bilked NIH In $9M Vaccine Contracts: US

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. on Tuesday sued medical researcher Cellular Technology Ltd. and its executives for allegedly inflating proposals and invoices under government vaccine testing contracts worth more than $8.9 million, joining a False Claims Act dispute launched by company workers.

The government contends in its intervenor complaint in Ohio federal court that beginning in 2004, CTL pumped up its proposals to the National Institutes of Health for two biodefense contracts by representing that certain employees would work on the contracts when they never did and overstating the...
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