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A Hefty Speaking Fee: Biogen Inc. Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Suit In Violation of Anti-Kickback Statute for $900 Million

The Dorsey Health Law blog team keeps readers up-to-date on relevant topics in the health care industry. In order to do so, the members of the blog team communicate regularly with other practice groups within the firm for applicable updates from client publications. For this post, we would like to thank Dorsey’s Samuel Aduley for the following post on the FCA Now blog:

On July 20, 2022, Biogen Inc. (“Biogen”) disclosed in a quarterly earnings report that it had agreed to pay $900 million to resolve a qui tam claim by a former employee that the company had violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”) and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”). See Biogen Reports Second Quarter 2022 Resultssee also United States ex rel. Bawduniak v. Biogen Idec, Inc., No. 12-cv-10601-IT, ECF No. 132 (Third Amended Complaint), ECF 615 (Notice of Settlement) (D. Mass. Apr. 27, 2018).

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