Allergan To Pay $600M For Off-Label Marketing Of Botox

IRVINE, Calif. (Mealey's) - Allergan Inc. said Sept. 1 that it will plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge related to off-label marketing of Botox and will pay a total of $600 million to the federal government in criminal and civil penalties. In addition, Allergan said it will dismiss its...

Arkansas Plaintiffs Move To Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Health Care Reform Act

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - (Mealey's) Arkansas residents challenging the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA) on Sept. 8 in Arkansas federal court moved to dismiss their class action complaint without prejudice ( Jeannie Burlsworth, et al. v. Eric Holder, in his official...

Heart Device Maker ELA Medical Pays $9.1M To Settle Kickback Allegations

MIAMI -- Heart device maker ELA Medical Inc. will pay $9,178,000 to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that it paid kickbacks through a distributor to doctors to induce them to use the company's products, according to a settlement filed Nov. 1 in a Florida federal court ( United States of...

Florida Judge Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Act Unconstitutional

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- (Mealey's) A Florida federal judge on Jan. 31 struck down as unconstitutional the individual mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and, finding that the provision is not severable, held that the entire act must be declared void ( State of Florida...