Defrauding Louisiana’s Medicaid Program
Louisiana recovered $25.2 million from five pharmaceutical companies the state accused of defrauding Louisiana’s Medicaid program: Actavis Group HF, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Dey Pharma LP, GlaxoSmithKline, and Schering-Plough (merged with Merck in 2009). The companies allegedly misreported prescription drug price information, based on Average Whole Prices (AWPs), in order to increase Medicaid reimbursements. Schering-Plough paid the state a total of $5 million.
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|Merck & Co., Inc.||$5,000,000|