Judge triples Eli Lil­ly's pay­out in Med­ic­aid re­bate case to $183M+

A fed­er­al judge on Tues­day tripled the amount Eli Lil­ly owes in a False Claims Act suit over al­le­ga­tions it un­der­paid re­bates to Med­ic­aid, bring­ing the dam­ages to more than $183 mil­lion.

The news fol­lows an Au­gust 2022 ju­ry ver­dict that found Eli Lil­ly li­able for rough­ly $61 mil­lion in dam­ages af­ter phar­ma­cist whistle­blow­er Ronald Streck ac­cused the com­pa­ny of en­act­ing retroac­tive price in­creas­es and un­der­pay­ing state Med­ic­aid pro­grams on the new prices.

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