Ab­b­Vie sues drug cost sav­ings com­pa­ny over al­leged fraud­u­lent use of pa­tient as­sis­tance pro­gram

Ab­b­Vie sued drug cost sav­ings com­pa­ny Pay­er Ma­trix in fed­er­al court last week, al­leg­ing that the com­pa­ny is op­er­at­ing a “fraud­u­lent and de­cep­tive scheme” and tak­ing ad­van­tage of Ab­b­Vie’s pa­tient as­sis­tance pro­gram.

Ab­b­Vie al­leged that Pay­er Ma­trix has been en­rolling in­sured pa­tients in­to its myAb­b­Vie As­sist Pa­tient As­sis­tance Pro­gram (PAP) who aren’t tru­ly el­i­gi­ble, ac­cord­ing to a com­plaint filed in the US Dis­trict Court for the North­ern Dis­trict of Illi­nois East­ern Di­vi­sion. The phar­ma gi­ant claimed the com­pa­ny knows that the pro­gram is on­ly for unin­sured or un­der­in­sured pa­tients but en­rolls its clients any­way, in­clud­ing those who should be get­ting med­i­cine through em­ploy­er in­sur­ance plans.

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