HHS Slams Ex-InterMune CEO's Challenge To Program Ban

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday hit back at a challenge by the former CEO of InterMune Inc. to his five-year exclusion from federal health programs following his conviction of fraudulently marketing the drug Actimmune, telling a California federal court the exclusion was legally valid.

Former InterMune CEO W. Scott Harkonen had taken too narrow a view of what counts as being “in connection with the delivery of a health care item or service” under federal health care law, with his conviction...
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Case Information

Case Title

Harkonen v. Sebelius et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


Phyllis J. Hamilton

Date Filed

January 6, 2013

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