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Feds Ask Court To ‘Force’ J&J Executive To Testify In Lawsuit Alleging Kickbacks And Medicaid Fraud

Reuters: U.S. Asks Court To Force J&J Executive To Testify
The federal government has asked a court to force Johnson & Johnson executive Alex Gorsky to testify in a lawsuit involving allegations of kickbacks and Medicaid fraud. The U.S. Department of Justice said in Massachusetts federal court filing on Wednesday that Gorsky has "relevant knowledge" concerning the marketing of the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal to long-term care pharmacy Omnicare, Inc and about "allegedly illegal payments J&J made to induce Omnicare to purchase and recommend" the drug (Smith, 4/13).

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