Biden’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit secures $137,000 for Delaware in national false claims settlement with pharmaceutical company
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has announced that Shire Pharmaceuticals will pay Delaware $137,000 as part of a national settlement with state and federal governments to resolve allegations that the company improperly marketed its drugs for off-label uses. The agreement settles charges that Shire, a Pennsylvania-based company, launched marketing campaigns promoting several drugs for uses for which they had not received FDA approval. Delaware’s $137,000 payment will go to Delaware’s Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, as reimbursement for previous Medicaid expenses that were incurred as a result of the drugs being used for off-label purposes.
Following through on a recommendation earlier this month from city legislators in the General Assembly, Governor Markell issued an Executive Order to bring together community leaders, parents, teachers, and others active in Wilmington education to provide suggestions and feedback on ways to improve educational opportunities for city youth.
“Pioneers in the Music Industry: Emile Berliner”–Program at Dover, Del.’s Johnson Victrola Museum on Oct. 4, 2014
Oliver Berliner, grandson of the inventor of the phonograph, to speak at the program.
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Joined by members of the General Assembly and volunteer firefighters at Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company to recognize Delawareans who provide life support services, Governor Markell signed into law three bills to help ensure volunteer ambulance and fire companies have the financial support to continue to serve the state to the best of their abilities.