TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – About $1.28 million is headed to Kansas taxpayers following a settlement with a global pharmaceutical company over alleged Medicaid fraud.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says on Friday, June 17, that there has been a settlement in the case against pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt ARD, LLC. He said the settlement resolves a suit that alleged Medicaid fraud and the underpayment of Medicaid drug rebates.
AG Schmidt noted that the settlement will recover $1.28 million for Kansas taxpayers.
“We continue to work diligently to protect taxpayers and hold accountable those who illegally obtain public funds,” Schmidt said.
Schmidt said the settlement involved all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the federal government. He said the lawsuit asserted that Mallinckrodt violated the Federal False Claims Act and the Kansas False Claims Act by submitting false claims to the Kansas Medicaid program.
The AG indicated that payments will be made to Kansas over a 7-year period.