Novartis Pharmaceuticals Agrees To Pay $678 Million To Settle Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP False Claims Act Qui Tam Case

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Agrees to Pay $678 Million to Settle Allegations of Illegal Kickbacks Involving Nine of the Company’s Drugs

James E. Miller of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP, Lead Counsel for Plaintiff-Relator, Oswald Bilotta (the “Relator” or “Whistleblower”), announced today that Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (“Novartis”) has agreed to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act based on a complaint led by the Whistleblower in 2011 asserting that Novartis used “speaker programs” to pay physician speakers unlawful compensation in violation of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733, and the Anti-Kickback Statute, 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b.

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