Hollister, Byram To Pay $21M In FCA Kickbacks Case

Law360, New York (April 29, 2016, 7:47 PM EDT) -- Medical product maker Hollister Inc. and medical product supplier Byram Healthcare Centers Inc. will pay a combined $21 million to resolve whistleblower allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by carrying out a yearslong kickback scheme involving catheters and colostomy bag accessories, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

The payouts include almost $11.5 million from Hollister and almost $9.5 million from Byram. They resolve an FCA case brought in Massachusetts federal court by three employees of Coloplast Corp., a manufacturer that was also named in the suit and that inked a $3 million settlement in December.

Settlement agreements released...

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