Paxton recovers $110M for Texas in Medicaid fraud settlements

AstraZeneca was accused of engaging in false and misleading marketing schemes at a time when the company was under the strict obligations of a 2010 federal “corporate integrity agreement” resulting from prior allegations of Medicaid fraud, a press release states.

The federal agreement prohibited Astra Zeneca from promoting its antipsychotic medication Seroquel and cholesterol-lowering statin drug Crestor for uses not approved by the FDA, but Texas alleged the company continued to do so anyway. Such illegal pharmaceutical promotion is commonly referred to as “off-label marketing.”

Source: Paxton recovers $110M for Texas in Medicaid fraud settlements / SE Texas Record

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