SD Pharmacy to Pay $11.4M to Settle Kickback Allegations

Alleged kickbacks included tickets to sports events, spa, golf and ski outings and expensive dinners

Friday, Dec 28, 2012  |  Updated 9:35 AM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
SD Pharmacy to Pay $11.4M to Settle Allegations

 The U.S. Justice Department says a specialty pharmacy based in San Diego has agreed to pay about $11.4 million to resolve allegations it used kickbacks to induce doctors to write prescriptions for its products.

The Justice Department says under an agreement announced Thursday, Victory Pharma Inc. agreed to pay a criminal forfeiture of $1.4 million to resolve anti-kickback statute allegations and more than $9.9 million to resolve false-claims allegations.

The alleged kickbacks included tickets to sports events, concerts and plays, spa, golf and ski outings, expensive dinners and other events.

Authorities also say Victory encouraged sales representatives to schedule paid "preceptorships" in which they shadowed doctors in their offices to induce them to prescribe Victory's products.

A company phone listing could not be immediately located.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out