Urologist G. Craig Kiser has agreed to a settlement with the Oregon Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney. Kiser was charged with improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid for drugs received as free samples from the manufacturer. He will pay $213,198 and enter into a compliance program
The case grew out of the investigation into TAP Pharmaceuticals’ marketing of the drug Lupron. TAP had been accused of providing free samples to physicians and encouraging them to submit claims for reimbursement.
The Bend Bugle reported on the settlement on November 9, 2004.