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Abbott recovers more than $10 million for Texas




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October 30, 2013 | 2,011 views | 5 comments

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has announced the resolution of a civil Medicaid fraud investigation that returns more than $10 million to the state of Texas. Following a lengthy investigation, the Office of the Attorney General determined that Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc. fraudulently reported inflated drug prices to the Medicaid program.

Under the settlement agreement, Fougera -- a New York-based subsidiary of Sandoz Inc. -- will pay the state of Texas and the federal government a total of $22.75 million. Because the Medicaid program is jointly funded by the state and U.S. taxpayers, the federal government is entitled to a percentage of the settlement proceeds.

Attorney General Abbott brought the enforcement action after determining that Fougera had misreported the prices of various drugs to the Medicaid program over a period of several years. As a result, Medicaid was overcharged for certain of the companies’ products.

For more information about the Office of the Attorney General’s efforts to fight Medicaid fraud, visit www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Apathyisadisease  
La Vernia  
November 5, 2013 11:45pm
 
And Wendy Davis has done what for Texas exactly?

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
November 5, 2013 2:10pm
 
Robert: Life is full of choices, don't blame it on others.

 
Robert Gartner  
Houston, TX  
October 31, 2013 10:22pm
 
Well Mr. 'New Guy', I wont back off one word but will add a few. BTW: Yeah I had to go on meds after one of my precious daughters was taken from me on a lie, with a so called advocacy group, helping her mother. No sir/ma am, ... More ›

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
October 31, 2013 10:54am
 
Robert, please take your meds and repost your blog...

 
Robert Gartner  
Houston, TX  
October 31, 2013 10:51am
 
Greg Abbott holds out here that he is in support of children yet citizens of Texas should be demanding of him why he has not presented us with statistics of father destruction and father alienation as a result of his intrusions ... More ›

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