A $2.5 million settlement with long term care pharmacy Pharmerica, which services hundreds of nursing homes across the nation, completes the final leg of litigation involving the illegal promotion of Aranesp, an anemia drug manufactured by Amgen, Inc. Including the 2013 settlement with Amgen ($24.9 million) and the 2014 settlement with Omnicare ($4.19 million), this settlement brings the government’s total recovery in this matter to just over $31.5 million. The allegations were originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ (DSC)
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