AG Koster announces $1.7M settlement with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Jefferson City, Mo. - Attorney General Chris Koster announces that the state of Missouri reached an agreement in principle to settle kickback claims against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. The settlement will resolve allegations that Novartis provided kickbacks to certain specialty pharmacies in exchange for recommending the drug Exjade to Medicaid and Medicare patients. Under the settlement, Novartis has agreed to pay $390 million to the United States and more than 40 states. Missouri will receive approximately $1.7 million under the settlement.
- Date:December 9, 2015
- Agency:Missouri Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies