Oct 25 2019
AG Ferguson: Drug maker pays millions over allegations it propped up price of opioid addiction treatment
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that opioid manufacturer and distributor Reckitt Benckiser Group will pay nearly $2.2 million to Washington state as the result of a Medicaid fraud investigation that alleged the pharmaceutical company improperly kept the price of opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone high by delaying generic versions, resulting in false or fraudulent claims to Washington’s Medicare program.
Mar 27 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that CareOne Dental Corporation and its owners will pay $1 million over allegations they repeatedly billed Medicaid for non-covered services and for services the company didn’t provide, the second-largest resolution of an in-state Medicaid False Claims Act case in Washington.
Dec 13 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a judgment of more than $2.79 million in his lawsuit against a Marysville company that defrauded taxpayers nearly $1 million over a period of years. This is the first trial in a Medicaid False Claims Act case in Washington state history. Ferguson’s agency-request legislation renewed the act in 2016.
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.