Two former Abbott Laboratories employees who sued the pharmaceutical giant under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act will share more than $1 million from funds recovered in a December settlement agreement. Abbott agreed to pay the U.S more than $5.47 million to resolve the whistleblowers’ allegations that it illegally paid kickbacks to prominent physicians as incentive for implanting the company’s carotid, peripheral, and biliary vascular products in patients. According to the complaint, Abbott paid the doctors for teaching assignments, speaking engagements, and conferences with the expectation that they would arrange for hospitals with which they were affiliated to ... Read More
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