Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Accredo Health Group
Current Parent Company: 
Cigna
Penalty: 
$14,939,401
Year: 
2015
Date: 
May 8, 2015
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Accredo Health Group, Inc. agreed to pay just under $15 million as part of the settlement of multistate litigation alleging that it recommended the drug Exjade to Medicaid patients in exchange for kickbacks from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, which marketed the drug. This was part of a $60 million settlement that also involved the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-accredo-he...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Connecticut
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance; managed care
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.