October 9, 2019
Genetic testing company UTC Laboratories, Inc. (RenRX)
, along with three principals, have agreed to pay a combined $42.6 million
to settle six suits alleging violations of the Anti-Kickback Statue and False Claims Act. Between 2013 and 2017, RenRX and principals Tarun Jolly, M.D.
, Patrick Ridgeway
, and Barry Griffith
allegedly paid cash bribes to physician entities and individuals to induce orders of medically unnecessary pharmacogenetic tests that were subsequently billed to Medicare. As part of the settlement, RenRX also agreed to a twenty-five year period of exclusion from participating in any federal healthcare program. USAO EDLA