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Agents from the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services issued the district, also known as Broward Health, a subpoena May 17 to review contracts given to more than 27 physicians for violations of Stark and anti-kickback laws. Agents said they issued the subpoena in connection with an investigation over possible false claims to Medicare and Medicaid relating to physician reimbursements.

 

The settlement resolves allegations that Serono paid health care providers from the launch of Rebif in about January 2002 through December 2009, to induce them to promote or prescribe Rebif, a recombinant interferon injectable that is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.  Serono is alleged to have made payments to providers for hundreds of speaker training meetings and programs, as well as payments for attending consultant, marketing and advisory board meetings, all at upscale resorts and other locations.  Serono’s actions allegedly resulted in the submission of false claims to federal health care programs including Medicare and Medicaid for the payment of Rebif, i.e., claims that were tainted by kickbacks.

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