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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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False Claims Involving TOBI Cystic Fibrosis Drug

Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation agreed to pay $72.5 million to the federal government and several states to resolve civil False Claims Act allegations arising from the marketing of the cystic fibrosis drug TOBI. The settlement resolved allegations that, between January 1, 2001 and July 31, 2006, Novartis and its predecessor, Chiron Corporation, caused false claims to be submitted to federal health care programs for certain unapproved, off-label uses of the drug.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
5/4/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Novartis AG $72,500,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 8/10/2010
DOJ Press Release 8/10/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database