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Lavish Dinners and Entertainment Equal Kickbacks


9/9/19:  “Wining and dining” physicians as inducement to prescribe a company’s drugs is one of the most familiar prohibitions in corporate policies and industry standards related to company interactions with healthcare providers.  In the case of Mallinckrodt ARD LLC (formerly known as Mallinckrodt ARD Inc. and previously Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. "Questcor"), it became a pattern of business...

A pattern that cost the company more than $15  million to resolve.  “The Department of Justice will hold companies accountable for the payment of illegal kickbacks in any form,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division. “  

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Lavish Dinners and Entertainment Equal Kickbacks

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