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Lawyers for Michael Duxbury, a one-time regional sales manager for the blockbuster anemia drug Procrit, estimate that his False Claims Act case against the Johnson & Johnson Ortho Biotech Products subsidiary is worth at least $3 billion, and possibly as much as $10 billion. What they can’t understand, say Jan Schlichtmann (of “A Civil Action” fame) and Paul Simmerly of Heman Recor Araki Kaufman Simmerly & Jackson, is why the federal government seems to want no part of Duxbury’s allegations that Ortho Biotech induced medical centers to file false claims for Medicare reimbursement by providing free samples of Procrit.

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