Two of Massachusetts' neighboring states will get thousands of dollars in reimbursements after Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic agreed to pay $550,000 to settle claims that some if its doctors overbilled Medicare and Medicaid for four years.
The Justice Department recently announced a $3 billion settlement of criminal and civil charges against pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline - the largest False Claims Act settlement in history - for improper marketing prescription drugs in the late 1990s to the mid-2000s. This comes only two years after GlaxoSmithKline settled another massive investigation for $750 million with respect to its drug manufacturing violations (adulteration and misbranding) at its Cidra, Puerto Rico plant.
Planned Parenthood is one of those organizations on which contrary opinions run deep. Some people in Boston praise it as a zealous advocate for women's health issues, while others decry it for its mission of making birth control accessible. Whichever view you ascribe to, Planned Parenthood is one of the largest nonprofits in the country and is a major force in the healthcare and policy sectors.
A healthcare company that operates urgent care centers in several states (although not Massachusetts) has agreed to pay $10 million to settle claims that defrauded government health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Gas prices matter to everyone here in Boston. Very few things impact our bottom lines more than what we pay at the pump, be it just to get to work or to make the most of summer and head out of town for a little road trip.
Boston readers, especially those who have children, know that vaccines have been the subject of much public debate recently.