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By Jessica Surber, Attorney

English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP

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Our firm routinely handles nursing home abuse, neglect and wrongful death cases. We see families every day who have trusted their loved ones to assisted living facilities or nursing homes but have found that the care was not up to basic standards.

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Depakote kickback

According to a press release issued by the United States Department of Justice, the second-largest nursing home pharmacy in the nation – Louisville-based PharMerica Corporation – has agreed to pay some $9.25 million in a settlement of various claims arising from its alleged participation in a Depakote kickback scheme.

According to the company’s website, the “voluntary civil settlement” related to its possible violations of the False Claims Act and/or the Anti-Kickback Statute from 2001 to 2008. The company, which primarily serves institutional health care providers like nursing homes, stated that it was “pleased to resolve this matter” and “remains focused on operating with integrity.”

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