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Biogen Agrees to Pay $22 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Paid Kickbacks Through Two Co-Pay Foundations

BOSTON - Cambridge-based pharmaceutical company Biogen Inc. has agreed to pay $22 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by illegally using two foundations, Chronic Disease Fund (CDF) and The Assistance Fund (TAF), as conduits to pay the Medicare co-pays for patients taking Biogen's multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs, Avonex and Tysabri.


Action Details

  • Date:December 17, 2020
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions