Nation's Largest Nursing Home Pharmacy to Pay Over $28 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations
The nation's largest nursing home pharmacy, Omnicare Inc., has agreed to pay $28.125 million to resolve allegations that it solicited and received kickbacks from pharmaceutical manufacturer Abbott Laboratories in exchange for promoting the prescription drug, Depakote, for nursing home patients. CVS Health Corporation, which is headquartered in Rhode Island, acquired Ohio-based Omnicare in 2015, approximately six years after Omnicare ended the conduct that gave rise to the settlement.
- Date:October 17, 2016
- Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
- Criminal and Civil Actions