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BRIEF-U.S. joins whistleblower lawsuit against Novartis over alleged kickbacks
April 26, 2013 / 6:26 PM / in 4 years

BRIEF-U.S. joins whistleblower lawsuit against Novartis over alleged kickbacks

April 26 (Reuters) - Novartis AG : * U.S. says joins whistleblower lawsuit against Novartis AG over

alleged fraudulent kickbacks to doctors * U.S. accuses Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp of paying multi-million dollar

kickbacks to doctors in exchange for prescribing its drugs * U.S. says Novartis violated anti-kickback laws in connection with

hypertension drugs lotrel and valturna, and diabetes drug starlix * U.S. says case is separate from lawsuit announced this week over alleged

kickbacks tied to the drug myfortic * Lawsuit alleges violates of false claims act, seeks triple damages and other

remedies, and is pending in Manhattan federal court

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