Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BioScrip, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
BioScrip
Penalty: 
$3,310,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
January 8, 2014
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

BioScrip agreed to pay $3.31 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it paid unlawful kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe Exjade and thus caused false claims to be submitted to state Medicaid programs. This was part of a larger $15 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-bioscrip-inc

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