Federal and state governments recovered $18.3 billion between 2008 and 2012 from lawsuits and criminal cases claiming health-care companies overbilled, according to an advocacy group that encourages whistle-blowers.
Johnson & Johnson, which has lost judgments of almost $660 million over the marketing of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal, began a trial today in which Texas is seeking damages of more than $1 billion.
Bank of New York Mellon Corp. and federal prosecutors are close to settling some claims in a government lawsuit accusing the bank of overcharging customers for foreign-exchange trading, according to a court filing.
The Obama administration is targeting waste in government programs and announced a move to squeeze $2.1 billion out of the Medicaid program over the next five years by tracking down improper payments and fraud.
Abbott Laboratories agreed to pay at least $1.3 billion to settle claims by the U.S. government and 24 states alleging the company illegally marketed its Depakote epilepsy drug, people familiar with the accords said.