Prescription drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC has agreed to pay $750 million to settle federal civil and criminal charges in the nation’s fourth-largest health care fraud settlement. The False Claims Act settlement was announced at a Boston press conference on Tuesday by Assistant U.S. Attorney General Tony West and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz of the District of Massachusetts.
The deal calls for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to plead guilty to introducing four types of adulterated drugs for delivery into interstate commerce from March 2003 to October 2004. The drugs were made by GSK subsidiary SB Pharma Puerto Rico at a since-closed Cidra, Puerto Rico, facility.
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