A whistleblower-initiated lawsuit originally filed in 2012 by former Novartis employee David Kester alleges the pharmaceutical giant engaged in illegal referral agreements with specialty pharmacies to boost sales of its drugs. 

FCA | Novartis, Preet Bharara, BioScript, Express Scripts, Accredo Health, Shelley Slade, Vogel Slade & Goldestein, David Kester

More than 10 settlements were announced in May netting approximately $658 million! This pushes recoveries over $1 billion for the just the last two months alone. We also witnessed a bit of history, as the DaVita Healthcare Partners settlement became the largest non-intervened settlement to date.  

FCA | false claims act, DaVita, Express Scripts, PharMerica