Shire To Pay Record-Setting Device FCA Settlement
The $350m settlement resolves False Claims Act allegations Shire and its subsidiaries used tactics including lavish meals, free medical equipment, unearned speaker payments and cash to encourage doctors to prescribe the company’s Dermagraft human skin substitute.
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