Judge Unseals FCA Suit Against Millennium, Schering

Law360, Los Angeles (December 21, 2012, 9:11 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday unsealed a whistleblower’s False Claims Act suit accusing Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Schering-Plough Corp. of illegally marketing heart medication for unapproved off-label uses, saying the U.S. government had declined to intervene in the case.

The original complaint, filed by former pharmaceutical sales representative Frank Solis in November 2009, raises allegations that the companies paid off influential doctors who prescribed certain drugs for unlawful uses, resulting in financial damage to federal and state health systems.

"Defendants also gave kickbacks to physicians...
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