Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that he has recovered another $1.75 million dollars on behalf of the state’s Medicaid program as a result of a settlement involving the negligence of a pharmaceutical company.
The lawsuits, which were filed by the Office of the Attorney General alleges that Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. along with several other drug companies, published inflated and deceptive prices for their drugs, compared to the actual prices they charged their customers.
Since January 2008, The Office of the Attorney General has collected over $230 million dollars for the state and federal Medicaid programs.
Attorney General Jack Conway says this is the latest in a number of settlements in so-called average wholesale price lawsuits filed by his office against 47 of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the country.
To report allegations of Medicaid fraud, contact the Attorney General’s Tip line at 1-877-228-7384.