Jul 26 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson recovered nearly $750,000 in Medicaid reimbursement this week from pharmaceutical company Celgene Corporation for promoting medications to treat conditions they were not approved for, including certain types of cancer. The company is also accused of paying kickbacks to doctors for prescribing the medications and helping them change billing codes to ensure Medicaid would pay for their use.
Jun 16 2017
In response to media inquiries regarding a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General from across the country participating in an ongoing investigation to evaluate whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of opioids, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement:
Jun 2 2017
El procurador general Ferguson celebrará una cumbre sobre la epidemia de opioides con Washington State Patrol (WSP), otros fiscales
SEATTLE: El procurador general del estado, Bob Ferguson, celebrará una cumbre de dos días en junio sobre la epidemia de opiáceos, en la que reunirá a las fuerzas policiales, profesionales médicos, fiscales y expertos en la salud pública.
May 30 2017
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson will hold a two-day summit in June on the opioid epidemic, convening law enforcement, medical professionals, prosecutors and public health experts.
May 18 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit in order to defend the Affordable Care Act — and the more than 800,000 Washingtonians who depend on it for their health care.
Jun 28 2016
SEATTLE — The United States Supreme Court today declined to review a case challenging Washington state rules adopted to ensure that patients have timely access to medication, including emergency contraceptives. Attorney General Bob Ferguson had asked the court to decline review in a brief filed with the high court.
Jun 21 2016
MOUNT VERNON — Skagit County Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis ruled today that Skagit County Public Hospital District 1 has been violating the Reproductive Privacy Act by failing to provide elective abortion services when it provides a wide range of other maternity care services.
May 24 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit today against Johnson & Johnson, accusing the company of knowingly concealing the risks associated with a surgical mesh designed to treat pelvic floor conditions in women. As a result of Johnson & Johnson’s deception, thousands of Washington women face urinary and defecatory dysfunction, loss of sexual function, chronic inflammation, chronic pain, and risk of chronic infection.
Apr 28 2016
AG recovers record $46.7 million for the state Medicaid program from pharma co. Wyeth’s underpayments
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the recovery of millions in overcharges to Washington by Wyeth, a pharmaceutical company owned by Pfizer, Inc. The agreement in principle resolves allegations the company knowingly underpaid rebates owed to Medicaid. After accounting for the federal government’s Medicaid program share, Washington will receive $22.9 million.
Mar 1 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the owner of a wheelchair company has been ordered to pay $2.7 million dollars for fraudulently billing the Medicaid program for 119 new wheelchairs, but instead delivering used wheelchairs to the poor and disabled across the state.