December 06, 2004
The Wall Street Journal reported on December 6, 2004 that the Justice Department is investigating allegations that Medco Health Solutions made an offer of more than $200 million in kickbacks to UnitedHealth Group.
Medco, a pharmacy benefits manager, supposedly made the offer to win business from the managed care organization. The information comes from documents filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia in connection with a fraud lawsuit against Medco. The filing does not name UnitedHealth, but refers to a large managed health care organization and says that the government wants to interview one former and one current UnitedHealth employee.