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Florida Pharmaceutical Company Settles Case Involving Drug Price Reporting

On July 20, 2016, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nephron), Florida, entered into a $60,000 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Nephron failed to submit certified monthly and quarterly Average Manufacturer's Price (AMP) data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for certain months and quarters in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The Medicaid Drug Rebate Program requires pharmaceutical companies to enter into and have in effect a national rebate agreement with the Secretary of Health and Human Services in order for Medicaid payments to be available for the pharmaceutical company's covered drugs. Companies with such rebate agreements are required to submit certain drug pricing information to CMS, including quarterly and monthly AMP data. Senior Counsel Nicole Caucci represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:July 20, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions