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Omnicare To Pay $28.12M For Role In Depakote Kickback Scheme

(October 19, 2016, 10:01 AM EDT) -- ABINGDON, Va. — Nursing home pharmacy Omnicare Inc. has agreed to pay $28.12 million to resolve its role in a Depakote kickback scheme with Abbott Laboratories Inc., the U.S. Justice Department announced Oct. 17 (United States ex rel. Meredith McCoyd v. Abbott Laboratories, et al., No. 07-81, United States ex rel. Thomas J. Spetter, Jr. v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., et al., No. 10-6, W.D. Va.).

In a press release, the Justice Department said Omnicare, which is now owned by CVS Health Corp., solicited and received kickbacks...
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