United States Sues Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. For Allegedly Paying Multi-Million Dollar Kickbacks To Doctors In Exchange For Prescribing Its Drugs

April 29th, 2013

United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced today that the United States has filed a civil false claims lawsuit against NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORP. (“NOVARTIS”). The Government’s Complaint seeks damages and civil penalties under the False Claims Act and under the common law for paying kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe NOVARTIS pharmaceutical products that were reimbursed by federal health care programs. This is the second lawsuit to be filed in the Southern District this month against NOVARTIS alleging illegal kickbacks.

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