Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $54 Million Settlement Against Salix Pharmaceuticals For Using "Speaker Programs" As Mechanism To Pay Illegal Kickbacks To Doctors To Induce Them To Prescribe Salix Products
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General's New York Region ("HHS-OIG"), and Diego Rodriguez, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), announced today a $54 million settlement in a civil fraud lawsuit against SALIX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. ("SALIX"), a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, that sells products used to treat various gastroenterology conditions.
- Date:June 9, 2016
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions