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Omnicare reaches $4 million settlement over charges of receiving kickbacks for putting SNF residents on Aranesp

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Omnicare, the nation's largest long-term care pharmacy, has reached a $4 million settlement agreement over allegations that the company conspired with a pharmaceutical company to switch nursing home residents to the anemia drug Aranesp, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

Amgen pleads guilty in False Claims Act case

Amgen "marketed the spread" between the price practices pay for Aranesp and that patients pay as a means of driving sales — to the point of having speakers tell physicians that they could make a million more each year by prescribing the Amgen anemia drug over its competitor, Procrit.