Posted on Dec 12, 2013

A Medicaid fraud lawsuit in Utah against GlaxoSmithKline arising from the wrongful marketing of the diabetes drug Avandia has settled for $8.5 million.  The suit claimed that the company defrauded the state's Medicaid program by claiming that it was a "wonder drug" although it increased the risk of heart attacks in some patients.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

This is the type of Medicaid and/or Medicare fraud case seen all the time: a big drug company engages in misleading marketing to defraud monies from a state or federal Medicaid or Medicare program. 

Lexington, Kentucky Medicaid fraud lawyer Robert Abell represents whistleblowers in suits seeking to recover money and funds obtained by Medicaid fraud; contact him at 859-254-7076.

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