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

5:05pm EST

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.

Ohio accuses PBM of overcharging state $16 million for drugs

4:52pm EST

Ohio's attorney general on Tuesday announced he was taking the first step toward trying to recover nearly $16 million that he said UnitedHealth Group Inc's pharmacy benefit manager unit OptumRx overcharged the state for prescription drugs.

Case to Watch: North Dakota’s top court to weigh medical malpractice damages cap

7:33am EST

North Dakota’s top court is set to consider whether the state’s cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases is constitutional in a lawsuit by a woman who said she had stroke after undergoing surgery.

Fight over Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan health venture's new hire can resume

Feb 15 2019

A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for UnitedHealth Group Inc to try to block a former executive from working at the new healthcare venture launched by Amazon.com Inc, Berkshire Hathaway Inc and JPMorgan Chase.

Novo Nordisk, Sanofi must face lawsuit over insulin pricing: judge

Feb 15 2019

A federal judge on Friday cleared the way for consumers to proceed with a proposed class action accusing drug manufacturers Sanofi SA and Novo Nordisk of fraudulently inflating prices for insulin.

Democratic-led House can intervene in Obamacare appeal: court

Feb 14 2019

A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives to intervene, over the objections of the Trump administration, in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

New York doctor pleads guilty to taking kickbacks from Insys

Feb 14 2019

A New York doctor on Thursday pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing a potent fentanyl spray called Subsys that is intended only for treating severe pain in cancer patients.

U.S. judge sees problems in Harvard Asian-American bias case

Feb 13 2019

BOSTON A federal judge weighing whether Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants said on Wednesday both the Ivy League school and a non-profit suing it faced potential problems in proving their positions.

Ex-Aveo CFO argues against officer ban after SEC fraud verdict

Feb 13 2019

Lawyers for Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc's former chief financial officer are fighting the Securities and Exchange Commission’s request to ban him from ever serving as a corporate officer again after a jury found he defrauded investors.

Former Insys CEO says founder, executive fought over doctor payments

Feb 13 2019

Insys Therapeutics Inc's former chief executive said on Wednesday that the company's founder angrily demanded, over the objections of another executive, a report showing how much the drugmaker was profiting from paying doctors who could prescribe its fentanyl spray Subsys.

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