Government Seeks To Quash Abbott Subpoenas

Law360, New York (March 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. government asked a judge on Thursday to quash Abbott Laboratories Inc.'s subpoenas of two government employees in an action against major drug companies over an alleged Medicare scam, saying that Abbott was looking for confidential and irrelevant information.

Abbott, along with a number of other drugmakers, stands accused of inflating the reported average wholesale prices of its drugs to defraud the federal Medicare program and boost sales. Earlier this year the corporation subpoenaed Ira Burney and Debbie Chang, two employees of the Centers for...
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