Medical device manufacturer CareFusion will pay more than $500,000 to North Carolina to resolve allegations that it defrauded the state’s Medicaid program, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced.
The recoveries for North Carolina are part of a $40.1 million multi-state settlement that also includes the federal government. The settlement resolves allegations that CareFusion improperly promoted and marketed its surgical preparation solution Chloraprep and concealed kickbacks to a doctor who promoted the drug.
“Using trickery to sell medical products diverts tax dollars for treatments that aren’t approved as safe and effective,” Cooper said. “This kind of fraud cheats Medicaid and also drives up health care costs for everyone.”