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Janssen Pharmaceutical Dodges Off-Label Opioid Lawsuit
Drugs Regulatory Affairs
A California federal judge dismissed a false claims act lawsuit accusing Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen of providing illegal incentives for the off-label use of its product, Olysio.
The complaint, which alleged that the company offered illegal kickbacks to doctors who prescribed its opioid products, came from a former Janssen sales representative.
The plaintiff claimed to have discovered “huge profit spreads” and that the drug was reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid in an illegal marketing scheme.