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A drugmaker is accused of using free Las Vegas trips, fancy dinners, spa treatments, and Starbucks gift cards to bribe doctors to sell more of its expensive drug

A company now owned by the $US1 billion drugmaker Mallinckrodt is accused of paying doctors and their office staff “bribes” to increase their prescriptions in a whistleblower lawsuit from two former employees. The US government recently decided to get involved in the whistleblowers’ case. The alleged bribes included Starbucks and […]
A drugmaker is accused of using free Las Vegas trips, fancy dinners, spa treatments, and Starbucks gift cards to bribe doctors to sell more of its expensive drug
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‘There’s other s— in the vial’: Bombshell lawsuit claims no one knows exactly what’s in a drug that’s cost the US government over $1 billion

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals’ blockbuster drug Acthar has been one of the biggest drug-related expenses for the government’s Medicare program. In 2015 alone Medicare spent $US500 million on it. The drug is primarily indicated to treat infantile spasms. Medicare is a program for the elderly. One whistleblower claims that Mallinckrodt has engaged […]
‘There’s other s— in the vial’: Bombshell lawsuit claims no one knows exactly what’s in a drug that’s cost the US government over $1 billion