Six Qui Tam “Whistleblower Suits” Result in Shire Plc Subsidiaries Paying $350 Million for False Claims in Connection With Illegal Kickbacks and Incentives

Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC and other subsidiaries of Shire plc (Shire) will pay $350 million to settle federal and state False Claims Act allegations that Shire and Advanced BioHealing (ABH) — a company it acquired in 2011 — employed kickbacks and other unlawful methods to induce clinics and physicians to use or overuse its product “Dermagraft,” a bioengineered human skin substitute approved by the FDA for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.

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