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United Therapeutics Settles Charity-Kickback Claim For $210M

Law360, Boston (December 20, 2017, 6:39 PM EST) -- United Therapeutics Corp. agreed to pay the federal government $210 million in a settlement announced on Wednesday to end one of several inquiries into crooked patient assistance charities and the pharmaceutical giants that fund them.

The Maryland-based prescription drug manufacturer dodged a potential lawsuit over allegations that it wielded a nonprofit organization as a conduit to give illegal kickbacks to thousands of patients who used its medications from 2010 to 2014. Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc. and others acknowledged similar probes in annual reports this year,...
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