Pharmaceutical Kickbacks

A “pharmaceutical kickback” occurs when one of numerous variations of the traditional “kickback” scheme occurs. “Kickbacks” in the realm of Pharmaceutical Fraud are often a form of payment or benefit bestowed upon physicians, hospitals, claims processors, pharmacists, or any other individual or organization within the chain of pharmaceutical product development, marketing, sale and distribution in order to induce the prescription of a given drug. For example, kickbacks can come in the form of payment to a physician or care provider for medical services which were in fact never rendered, to entice that physician or provider to prescribe a certain drug.