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McKesson Gets FCA Suit Over Opioids Tossed, For Now

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McKesson Gets FCA Suit Over Opioids Tossed, For Now

Law360 (August 19, 2020, 5:56 PM EDT) — A federal magistrate judge has tossed a False Claims Act suit claiming McKesson Corp. didn’t properly maintain security protocols to ensure opioids didn’t get into the wrong hands, finding two former workers failed to prove the company made any false statements about its compliance with a federal drug security law.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on Tuesday dismissed former McKesson employees Carl Kelley and Michael McElligott’s lawsuit against the drug distribution giant. While the ex-workers based their FCA claim on the company’s purported failure to disclose to the federal government violations of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act,…

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