Wyeth Gets Agita From Whistleblower Law Suit Seeking Hundreds Of Millions For Stomach Acid Medication Rebates

The Justice Department and 16 Attorneys General joined a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that Wyeth Labs offered lower prices on two prescription drugs that were not offered to the Medicaid Programs of the various states avoiding hundreds of millions of dollars in rebate payments owed to state Medicaid Programs. Under the Medicaid rebate programs of most states, manufacturers are required to offer the same discount pricing to the program as they do to customers. The suit alleges hospitals received steep discounts that were not provided to the states in order to gain access to hospital patients.
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