January 21, 2020
Patient Services, Inc.
, a foundation that operated pharmaceutical patient assistance programs, will pay $3 million
to resolve claims that it unlawfully enabled pharmaceutical companies to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients in the form of co-payment assistance for patients who took the companies’ drugs. PSI was alleged to have worked with the drugmakers to funnel their “contributions” to patients who took the company’s drugs, instead of using the contributions for purposes not tied to specific drugs and patients. PSI was alleged to have worked with Insys on copayment assistance for Subsys patients; with Aegerion on copayment assistance for Juxtapid patients; and, with Alexion
on copayment assistance for Soliris patients. USAO Mass