Pharmaceutical Company Fined for Bribing Doctors
Pharmaceutical Company Fined for Bribing Doctors

In 2015, a whistleblower received $6.1 million for exposing violations of the False Claims Act taking place at global pharmaceutical company, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Daiichi was paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe Daiichi drugs including Azor, Benicar and Welchol.

The Department of Justice alleged that Daiichi’s physician organization and discussion programs—”PODS”—pay doctors fees for “speaking” to members of their own staff over lavish dinners, about the pharmaceutical company’s products.

Daiichi agreed to pay $39 million to compensate U.S. and state Medicare programs, which are often exploited by unnecessary and expensive drug practices.

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