February 19, 2019 / 10:07 PM / 8 months ago

U.S. joins case against Abbott's Alere over diabetic tests

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it has joined a whistleblower lawsuit alleging Abbott Laboratories’ Alere Inc unit defrauded Medicare into paying for unnecessary testing supplies for diabetic patients.

The DOJ intervened in a 2013 lawsuit filed in federal court in Nashville, Tennessee by a former employee of Arriva Medical LLC, a mail-order diabetic testing supply company that Alere acquired two years earlier.

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