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Actavis fined $170 million for Medicaid fraud in Texas

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A Travis County, Texas, jury has hit two Actavis US subsidiaries – Actavis Mid-Atlantic and Actavis Elizabeth – with a $170 million fine after a three-week trial in which they were found liable for inflating prices of their products supplied to Medicaid in Texas. As a result, Medicaid paid more money to pharmacies in reimbursing the products than it should have done.

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