Attorney General Bondi’s Office Recovers $20.2 Million for Florida From Pharmaceutical Company in Medicaid Fraud Settlement
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi announced today that Florida,
together with Texas and New York local governments, has entered into a $70
million settlement with Watson Pharmaceuticals to resolve allegations of
Medicaid fraud. Allegedly, these companies knowingly set and reported false
and inflated prices for medications dispensed by pharmacies and other
providers who were then reimbursed by the Florida Medicaid program.
Florida’s portion of the settlement is $20.2 million.
“Our office is committed to doing everything we can to recover money
wrongly taken from our taxpayers through Medicaid fraud,” said Attorney
The lawsuits leading to this settlement were initiated by Ven-A-Care of the
Florida Keys, Inc. pursuant to the Florida False Claims Act. The Attorney
General’s Office investigated the claims and subsequently intervened in the
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