Bloomberg Law
Nov. 6, 2019, 2:48 PMUpdated: Nov. 6, 2019, 9:59 PM

Gilead Fraud Claims Dismissed at Justice Department’s Request (2)

Daniel Seiden
Daniel Seiden
Valerie Bauman
Valerie Bauman

The Justice Department convinced a California federal court to dismiss claims accusing Gilead Sciences Inc. of defrauding the government by using substandard ingredients in HIV drugs in violation of the False Claims Act.

Dismissal serves the valid governmental purpose of reducing litigation costs and it serves to avoid undermining decisions by the Food and Drug Administration, Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said in the Nov. 5 decision. The case was a qui tam action, which allows non-government entities and people with knowledge of fraud to bring cases on behalf of ...

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