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June 18, 2015

Posted  June 18, 2015

47 states and the District of Columbia reached a settlement with Inspire Pharmaceuticals, resolving allegations that Inspire violated state and federal False Claims Act laws by illegally marketing the drug Azasite for off-label uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Approved only for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis (“pink eye”), Inspire marketed Azasite for the treatment of blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelash follicles. While physicians are permitted to prescribe drugs for conditions other than those for which the drugs have been approved by the FDA, pharmaceutical companies are prohibited from marketing drugs to physicians for such off label conditions. It is contended that, as a result of Inspire’s illegal off label promotion, Inspire caused the submission of false and fraudulent claims for Azasite to the Medicaid program and other federal programs. NY

Tagged in: FCA Federal, FCA State, Off-Label and Unapproved Use, Pharma Fraud,