US Joins FCA Suit Over Off-Label Vein Treatments

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A judge on Tuesday unsealed an False Claims Act case alleging that Vascular Solutions Inc. defrauded Medicare, Medicaid and other government health programs out of $20 million through kickbacks and off-label promotion of its endovenous laser therapy products, after the U.S. government decided to intervene in the suit.

Former Vascular Solutions account manager Desalle Bui sued the company in Texas federal court in 2010, saying that it had defrauded several federal and state medical programs by marketing its Vari-Lase device for uses not approved by the...
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