Medco Beats False Claims Suit Alleging Kickbacks

January 3, 2014

Law360, New York (January 02, 2014, 3:30 PM ET) — A New Jersey federal judge on Monday tossed a False Claims Act suit alleging a Medco Health Systems Inc. unit made illegal donations to nonprofits serving hemophilia patients in exchange for referrals to its treatment centers, ruling that the money was not used to bilk federal health care programs.

U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman, sitting in Camden, said Medco unit Accredo Health Group Inc.’s goal in making contributions to advocacy groups such as Hemophilia Services Inc. was to enable those organizations to cover the private health insurance premiums of their members and keep those patients from using public benefits, which would’ve hurt Accredo’s business.

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http://www.law360.com/articles/498224/medco-beats-false-claims-suit-alleging-kickbacks

Jeffrey Lynne

Jeffrey Lynne

Jeffrey C. Lynne is a South Florida native, representing individuals and business entities relating to licensing, accreditation, regulatory compliance, business structure, marketing, real estate, zoning and litigation pertaining to substance abuse treatment facilities and sober living residences. Mr. Lynne has been recognized across the region as a leader in progressive public dialogue about the role that substance abuse treatment has within our communities and the fundamental need and right to provide safe and affordable housing for those who are both in treatment for addiction and alcoholism as well as those who are established in their recovery.
Jeffrey Lynne

About Jeffrey Lynne

Jeffrey C. Lynne is a South Florida native, representing individuals and business entities relating to licensing, accreditation, regulatory compliance, business structure, marketing, real estate, zoning and litigation pertaining to substance abuse treatment facilities and sober living residences. Mr. Lynne has been recognized across the region as a leader in progressive public dialogue about the role that substance abuse treatment has within our communities and the fundamental need and right to provide safe and affordable housing for those who are both in treatment for addiction and alcoholism as well as those who are established in their recovery.

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