Texas Receives $10M In Medicaid Fraud Settlement
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The Texas state attorney general’s office has recovered millions of dollars from a drug maker in a case of Medicaid fraud.
Fougera Pharmaceuticals Incorporated agreed to a nearly $23 million settlement with the state and federal government. Because the Medicaid program is jointly funded by Texas and the federal government, Texas will receive $10 million.
Tom Kelley with the State Attorney General’s office says investigators found the company committed fraud by reporting inflated drug prices to Medicaid over several years.
“Since 2002, the Civil Medicaid Fraud Division’s recoveries for the State of Texas have reached close to $500 million dollar for taxpayers,” says Kelley.
Fougera is the New York based subsidiary of Sandoz Incorporated.
(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)
- Ready To Play: How Dontae Johnson Gears Up For The NFL Season
- Man Throws Chain Saws At Deputy During East Texas Chase
- Picky Eating Could Signal Emotional Woes
- AT&T Offers New TV-Wireless Package
- Fort Worth Crash Leaves 1 Person Dead
- Sasquatch Genome Project Reveals Bigfoot Photos
- Tricks To Using The New iPhone Software
- Enter The ‘Show Your Spirit’ Sweepstakes
- Mexican Monster Truck Wreck Kills 8, Hurts Dozens
- Nolan, Daniels Involved In Heated Confrontation
- PHOTOS: Your Pet Pictures