September 23, 2019 / 12:06 PM / a month ago

Case to Watch: Mallinckrodt challenges DOJ charity kickback claims

A U.S. Justice Department investigation into allegations that drugmakers illegally use charities as conduits to cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs as a way to encourage the use of expensive medications is facing a major court challenge.

Mallinckrodt Plc last month moved to dismiss a Justice Department lawsuit accusing it of using a patient assistance charity to pay kickbacks to patients using its H.P. Acthar Gel, a treatment for a seizure disorder in children.

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