J&J, Merck, Endo Probed Over Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Law360, Los Angeles (May 10, 2016, 10:35 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have asked drugmakers including Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Endo for information regarding contracts with pharmacy benefit managers in connection with a False Claims Act investigation, according to regulatory filings.

In its quarterly report filed Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, J&J disclosed that its Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit in March received a civil investigative demand from the U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York asking for information about Janssen's contractual relationships with pharmacy benefit managers for unspecified products from January 2006 to the present.

"The demand was issued in connection with an...

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