Attorney General James Delivers $22.7 Million in Busting Pharmaceutical Company for Its Kickback Scheme

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:46

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James today announced that her office reached an agreement to settle kickback claims against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Novartis) and delivered $22.7 million to New York. The agreement resolves allegations that Novartis paid kickbacks to health care providers in the form of cash, lavish meals, entertainment, and honoraria payments to induce them to prescribe various Novartis-brand medications. Under the global agreement, Novartis agreed to pay $678 million to the United States, New York, and 25 other states, nearly $22.7 million of which is to resolve claims relating specifically to New York's Medicaid program. 

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