BRIEF-McKesson to pay $18 million to resolve U.S. false claims allegations

Fri Aug 8, 2014 2:34pm EDT

Aug 8 (Reuters) - McKesson Corp : * U.S. says McKesson Corp to pay $18 million to resolve false claims

allegations related to shipping services provided under vaccine distribution

contract * U.S. alleged McKesson improperly set temperature monitors used in shipping

vaccines under its contract with centers for disease control and prevention * U.S. says a whistleblower who was once a Finance director at a McKesson unit

will share in the settlement