The Justice Department and 16 states have filed a lawsuit against Wyeth, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, claiming the company defrauded the government by offering discounts to hospitals on its Protonix Oral and Protonix IV acid-reflux drugs that it did not offer to Medicaid.
This pharmaceutical liability lawsuit comes after medical bills have gone way up for the patients prescribed these dangerous medications.
Our firm’s San Diego personal injury attorneys believe that the actions taken by Wyeth could cause personal injury such as pain and suffering, physical disabilities, emotional trauma or even wrongful deaths. This pharmaceutical malpractice liability dispute could also cause higher medical bills as the price of drugs goes up.
Medicaid, the health-insurance program for the poor, is entitled to the lowest price on prescription drugs, and drug makers are required to pay states rebates based on any discounts offered to other parties.
“By offering massive discounts to hospitals, but then hiding that information from the Medicaid program, we believe Wyeth caused Medicaid programs throughout the country to pay much more for these drugs than they should have,” said the assistant U.S. attorney general for the Civil Division, in a news release.
The personal injury lawyers at our San Diego firm urge everyone to research drugs with potential product liability associations before giving them to your family.
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