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Report: States, Feds Collected $30B In Fraud Settlements In 20 Years

A new report finds federal and state authorities have collected more than $30 billion from drug company fraud settlements in the last 20 years.

The Associated Press/Washington Post: Public Citizen Advocacy Group Tracks Rise In Pharmaceutical Settlements With State Governments
Federal and state prosecutors have collected more than $30 billion from drug companies for alleged fraud and illegal marketing over the last 20 years, according to a new report by consumer advocacy group Public Citizen (9/27).

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Study: States, Feds Recover Billions In Medicaid Drug Fraud Settlements
Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Mary Agnes Carey reports on states and the federal government recovering funds from Medicaid drug fraud settlements: "Eager for revenues, states are settling more cases than ever -- and at record amounts -- with drug makers accused of defrauding Medicaid programs, according to a new analysis from the consumer group Public Citizen" (Carey, 9/27).

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