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October 2, 2023

Posted  October 2, 2023

BioTek reMEDys Inc. and its CEO, Chaitanya Gadde, have agreed to pay $20 million to resolve allegations of providing illegal kickbacks to patients and physicians, in violation of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.  Former employees Shantae Wyatt and Latoya Sparrow alleged in a qui tam suit that the specialty pharmacy induced patients to purchase drugs by routinely waiving mandatory copays, and induced physicians to make referrals by providing dinners, gifts, and free administrative or clinical support services.  One physician in particular who received kickbacks, Dr. David Tabby, has paid $480,000 to resolve allegations against him.  Wyatt and Sparrow will receive over $4 million from the settlement with BioTek and Gadde, and over $91,000 from the settlement with Tabby.  DOJ

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