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Company: EMD Serono, Inc.
Current Parent CompanyMerck KGaA (EMD)
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Penalty: $44,300,000
Year: 2011
Date: May 4, 2011
Offense Group: government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: EMD Serono agreed to pay $44.3 million to settle multistate allegations that the company caused false or fraudulent claims to be submitted to Medicaid programs. The company was accused of paying doctors so that they would prescribe the multiple sclerosis drug Rebif to patients. The settlement was negotiated together with the federal government, which issued its own announcement; see the Violation Tracker entry at (click here)
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: Germany
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
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