Third Circuit Says Health Care Company's Donations Didn't Violate Anti-Kickback Statute

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Note: The following information comes from an article published in the New Jersey Law Journal. Read the full article here.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has cleared Medco Health Solutions of violating the Anti-Kickback Statute, finding in a precedential ruling that a whistleblower failed to show a connection between alleged kickbacks and subsequent claims for reimbursement of treatment costs.
The appeals court upheld the ruling of a judge from the District of New Jersey who granted summary judgment to Medco and its affiliate, Accredo Health Group, in litigation linking donations by Accredo to several hemophilia charities and subsequent recommendation of Accredo by those groups as a preferred provider of hemophilia treatment.
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