A.G. Schneiderman Announces Kickback Settlement With Pharma Manufacturer Daiichi-Sankyo
NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that New York, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia have reached a settlement with Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (Daiichi), a global pharmaceutical company with US headquarters in New Jersey. The settlement resolves allegations that Daiichi violated the False Claims Act by using lavish meals and speaker programs to improperly induce physicians to prescribe the drugs Azor, Benicar, Tribenzor and Welchol. Under the agreement, Daiichi agrees to pay the United States and the state Medicaid programs 39 million dollars, 10 million dollars to the state Medicaid Programs and 19 million to other Federal programs. Under this agreement, the New York State Medicaid program will receive $2,339,671.
- Date:March 16, 2015
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies