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Louisiana Laboratory Agrees to Voluntary Exclusion

On September 30, 2019, in connection with the resolution of its False Claims Act liability, UTC Laboratories, Inc. a/k/a RenRx (UTC), New Orleans, Louisiana agreed to be excluded for 25 years under 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG alleged that UTC was liable based on: (1) the alleged offer and payment of remuneration, directly or indirectly, to physicians to induce the ordering of pharmacogenetic tests, purportedly in return for their participation in a clinical trial, in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS); (2) the alleged offer and payment of remuneration including sales commissions, to entities and individuals directly or indirectly, to induce referrals of pharmacogenetic tests, in violation of the AKS; and (3) furnishing of pharmacogenetic tests that were not medically necessary. Senior Counsel Karen Glassman represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:September 30, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions