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Criminal Investigation | Oct. 1, 2021

Three Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Agree to Pay Almost Half a Billion Dollars to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability, Bringing Total Payments for Price-Fixing to Nearly $900 Million


Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that three generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., Sandoz Inc., and Apotex Corporation, have agreed to pay a total of $447.2 million to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act arising from conspiracies to fix the price of various generic drugs. These conspiracies allegedly resulted in higher drug prices for federal health care programs according to the Justice Department. These civil recoveries follow criminal deferred prosecution agreements, under which the three companies previously paid a total of $424.7 million.