Merck Voluntarily Pays $24 Million Settlement Fine

Merck is no stranger to litigation involving claims of fraud. We have represented hundreds of clients for Merck products (Vioxx, Fosamax, and NuvaRing) who have claimed fraud against the drug manufacturer as part of their personal injury claims. In December, 2011, Merck has ended up paying for a different type of fraud--that against the Massachusetts Medicaid Department. The State Attorney General prosecuted Merck for the actions of a former subsidiary in overcharging Medicaid for a life-saving asthma medication used by the state's poorest citizens.