PharMerica Corporation, an organization of long-term care pharmacies that dispense medications to residents of nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities across the country, agreed to pay $31.5 million to settle charges it violated the Controlled Substances Act by dispensing Schedule II controlled drugs without a valid prescription and violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare for these improperly dispensed drugs. The government’s allegations against PharMerica arose out of whistleblower lawsuit brought by Jennifer Denk, a pharmacist formerly employed by PharMerica, under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Ms. Denk will receive a whistleblower award of $4.3 million. Whistleblower Insider
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