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Aetna, Bayer Fraud Case Ended at Justice Department’s Request

Oct. 22, 2019, 1:56 PM

The U.S. Justice Department convinced the District of Rhode Island to end a False Claims Act suit against pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers including Bayer Health Pharmaceuticals Inc., Biogen Inc., Aetna Inc., and Cigna Corp., among others.

The DOJ demonstrated that whistleblower John R. Borzilleri’s suit accusing the companies of engaging in scheme to defraud Medicare Part D, a federal prescription drug program, would be too burdensome on government resources if allowed to continue, said Judge William E. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

The court said it had ...