Monthly Archives: December 2011

Actavis to pay $84 million to end Medicaid fraud case

    The AP (12/28) reported, “Texas has reached an $84 million settlement with Actavis Inc., the prescription drug maker convicted of inflating drug prices to the Medicaid program.” Prosecutors alleged that “Actavis inaccurately reported its prices, leading Medicaid to … Continue reading

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Glass Houses

The lessons learned with the Amy Koch fiasco for the Republican Party is that you need to be careful of that righteous pony you are riding- it just might buck you. Why are we legislating these personal choices? Why are … Continue reading

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CVS Caremark agrees to settle whistleblower suits for $20 million.

  It has been reported in the Los Angeles Times that  “Pharmacy and prescription drug management company CVS Caremark Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $20 million to settle three lawsuits involving allegations that the company defrauded pension systems in … Continue reading

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Our Humanity

This time of the year we are reminded to love our fellow man.  How do we show that love? What can we do? What is the right thing to do? Is it to station troops throughout the world? Is it … Continue reading

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Kickbacks Cost Medtronic $23.5M

The Minneapolis Star Tribune paper has recently reported that Medtronic has settled a whistleblower case with the government which involved alleged kickbacks to doctors to induce them to implant pacemakers and defibrillators.  The government claimed that Medtronic paid doctors $1,000 … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I would like to be better at practicing gratitude.  I could try to use reminders around the office, in my car and at home.  I would probably forget to look there. When things may not seem to be going my … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Huge Settlement

GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay 3 billion dollars to settle civil and criminal claims related to its marketing practices for several drugs and allegedly cheating the Medicaid program. It’s the largest settlement by a drug company and the government over … Continue reading

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