Pfizer and the U.S government reached “an agreement in principle” Tuesday that will require the drug giant to pay $785 million to resolve a pair of whistleblower complaints that accused its Wyeth unit of cheating Medicaid out of discounts it made available to other customers. If approved, the agreement will bring to a close a decade-long legal battle between the New York-based drug giant and whistleblowers who accused it of withholding discounts from the Medicaid program for Wyeth’s oral and intravenous forms of Protonix, a drug used to treat heartburn by reducing stomach acid. The complaints against Pfizer were filed ... Read More
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