• STAT+: Pharmalittle: Abortion pills will be at center of legal battles; Gilead reaches $33 million settlement over patient assistance programs

    1 month ago - By STAT

    Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was relaxing and invigorating, because the predictable routine of online calls, deadlines, and meetings has returned. But you knew this would happen because the world keeps spinning no matter how hard we try to slow it down. So time to give it a nudge in a better direction with a cup or more of stimulation. Our choice today is bourbon pecan. Please feel free to join us. Meanwhile, here is the latest laundry list of interesting items for you to peruse. We hope your journey today is smooth and...
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  • STAT+: A ‘colossal financial fraud': Gilead to get $33 million from a clinic for exploiting its HIV patient assistance program

    1 month ago - By STAT

    After nearly two years of courtroom squabbling, Gilead Sciences reached a $33 million settlement with a health care clinic in Florida in what the company called a “dangerous and fraudulent scheme” to exploit a patient assistance program for HIV medicines.
    At issue was a highly complicated effort by various health care clinics, pharmacies, and lab testing facilities to illegally obtain and resell thousands of bottles of two different HIV prevention pills, according to a lawsuit Gilead filed in November 2020. The drugmaker alleged that numerous individuals and companies allegedly pocketed...
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