Genzyme Puts Up $22M To Settle FCA Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (December 20, 2013, 8:43 PM EST) -- Genzyme Corp. has agreed to pay more than $22 million to resolve former employees' False Claims Act allegations that it marketed its Seprafilm adhesion barrier for unapproved uses, according to court documents filed Friday. 

The settlement will resolve claims in a pair of whistleblower lawsuits brought by former Genzyme employees and a doctor. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Genzyme sales representatives marketed Seprafilm for unapproved surgical uses that were not reimbursable under federal health care programs. 

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