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Omnicare Agrees $28.125M Settlement In Depakote Kickback Class Action


This is a settlement for the Depakote lawsuit.

Santa Clara, CA: A $28.125 million settlement has been reached in a class action settlement pending against Omnicare Inc. The suit alleged the country’s largest nursing home promoted Abbott’s prescription anti-epileptic drug depakote to its patients, in exchange for kickbacks disguised as “grants” and “educational funding.”

Omnicare operates 160 nursing homes in 160 locations across 47 states, making it the largest provider of pharmaceutical services in nursing homes.

According to the terms of the settlement approximately $20.3 million of the settlement fund will go to the federal government, and $7.8 million to cover Medicaid program claims by states that elect to participate in the settlement. Medicaid is jointly funded by the federal and state governments.

Depakote (also known as valproate semisodium or divalproex sodium) is a popular drug used to treat epilepsy and manic episodes of bipolar disorder.

The cases are captioned United States ex rel. Spetter v. Abbott Labs., et al., Case No. 10-cv-00006 (W.D. Va.) and United States ex rel. McCoyd v. Abbott Labs., et al., Case No. 07-cv-00081 (W.D. Va.). The claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability.

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