GSK Skirts FCA Suit Over Physician Kickback Program

Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday tossed a suit alleging GlaxoSmithKline PLC filed false reimbursement claims to the government for an antidepressant through a program that offered physician kickbacks and failed to relay reports of the drug’s adverse effects to federal officials.

An ex-employee of the marketing company Infomedics Inc. filed the qui tam suit against both GSK and her former employer in October 2008 claiming GSK’s Initiative for Social Anxiety Assessment and Care Program involved physicians receiving payments for recommending their patients to a call...
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