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San Diego pharmacy accused of offering doctors kickbacks settles for $11.4 million



Victory Pharma Inc. agreed to pay a criminal forfeiture of $1.4 million to resolve anti-kickback statute allegations and more than $9.9 million to resolve false-claims allegations.
Victory Pharma Inc. agreed to pay a criminal forfeiture of $1.4 million to resolve anti-kickback statute allegations and more than $9.9 million to resolve false-claims allegations.
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The Justice Department says a San Diego pharmacy accused of offering doctors kickbacks in exchange for issuing prescriptions of their products will pay over $11 million to settle.

The Justice Department says under an agreement announced Thursday, Victory Pharma Inc. agreed to pay a criminal forfeiture of $1.4 million to resolve anti-kickback statute allegations and more than $9.9 million to resolve false-claims allegations.

The alleged kickbacks included tickets to sports events, concerts and plays, spa, golf and ski outings, expensive dinners and other events.

Authorities also say Victory encouraged sales representatives to schedule paid "preceptorships" in which they shadowed doctors in their offices to induce them to prescribe Victory's products.

A company phone listing could not be immediately located.