HOME ABOUT US PRINT PUBLICATIONS SUBSCRIPTIONS CONTACT US RSS
 
Subscriber Sign In
 
Today@FDA
FDA Calendar
 
Archived Daily Updates
 
FDA Whistleblower
 
What do you think?
Search our 64,388-story database
Search
Renew subscription










E-mail This to a Friend | Print Format  
     
 
Carefusion Paying $3.3 Million For Fraud Charges
05/16/2019
 

The Justice Department and CDRH director Jeffrey Shuren say Carefusion Corp., San Diego, CA, will pay $3.3 million to the federal government to resolve charges that it bought and sold medical devices that were not cleared or approved by FDA. A Justice Department statement says the unapproved devices were used by healthcare providers in medical procedures and the providers then submitted claims for reimbursement to federal healthcare programs for the procedures. The charges were brought under the False Claims Act.

Of the $3.3 million Carefusion agreed to pay as part of a settlement approved 5/7 by a New York federal judge, $2.8 million will go to the U.S. and $478 460.08 will go to states adversely affected by Carefusion’s conduct through separate settlements with those states.

In connection with the settlement, the federal government joined a private whistleblower lawsuit that had previously been filed under seal under the False Claims Act. The statement says that suit remains under seal as the government continues its investigation.

 

 


Post an instant comment on this report here

 
Any copying or electronic transfer without written permission is strictly prohibited and will result
in termination of service and prosecution under the federal Copyright Act.
To gain permission to copy this article log on to http://www.copyright.com.

FERDIC INCORPORATED - P.O. Box 28, Camp Hill, PA 17001 | Phone: (717)731-1426 fax:(717)731-1427 Email: info@fdaweb.com