December 10, 2009
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum announced that the state will receive $8.5 million from a settlement with Roxane Laboratories, Inc., and its corporate affiliates. The settlement resolves allegations that Roxane set and reported false and inflated prices for drugs, leading to overpayments by the Florida Medicaid program.
The suit was initially filed by whistleblower Ven-A-Care of the Florida Keys, Inc. on behalf of the State of Florida. The state is one of those that has a qui tam provision in its False Claims Act, allowing private individuals to bring suit on behalf of the state.