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National Pharma Audioconference: Lessons from Merck's $671 Million Medicaid Drug Pricing Settlement

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2008
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Eastern)
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Central)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Mountain)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pacific)





The Audioconference agenda is set forth in Eastern Daylight Time below:

Audioconference Background Materials (provided by Mark Kleiman):
  1. Merck Pays $400 Million in National Medicaid Fraud Settlement
  2. The Medicaid Rebate Act and "Best Price" Provisions
  3. How Manufacturers Report Best Price
  4. Allegations - MD Kickbacks
  5. Consultant Meetings
  6. Free Drug Kickbacks
  7. The Drugs
  8. The New Model
  1. The Nevada Litigation
  2. Nevada-First Amended Complaint
  3. Merck's Motion to Dismiss
  4. Opposition to Motion to Dismiss
  5. Amicus Briefing from States
  6. Court-Order Denying Motion to Dismiss
  7. Federal EDPA Complaint
  8. Global Settlement
  9. Corporate Integrity Agreement

1:00 pm Introduction and Overview of Case
Robert G. Homchick, Esq. (Moderator)

1:05 pm

Incentives to M.D.s - Type & Extent
Viveca D. Parker, Esq., Tim Terry, Esq. and BethAnne Yeager, Esq.

1:10 pm

Incentive - Proof Issues & Damage Models
Steven H. Cohen, Esq., Paul E. Kalb, JD, MD, Patrick J. Keenan, Esq. and Viveca D. Parker, Esq.

1:20 pm

Nominal Price Violations: Hx of Nominal Price Exception, Nature of Nominal Price Violations Alleged and Merck's Defenses
Paul E. Kalb, JD, MD, Mark Allen Kleiman, Esq., Viveca D. Parker, Esq. and Tim Terry, Esq.

1:35 pm

Nevada Litigation
Tim Terry, Esq. and BethAnne Yeager, Esq.

1:45 pm

Sharpening the Case - The New Model: The Joint Investigative Process, Limits on Federal Resources, Nevada's Initiative and Federal / NAMFCU Support for Nevada Litigation
Steven H. Cohen, Esq., Patrick J. Keenan, Esq., Viveca D. Parker, Esq. and Tim Terry, Esq.

2:05 pm

Federal - State - Relator Cooperation:
  • EDPA Presentation to NAMFCU Qui Tam Comm
    Mark Allen Kleiman, Esq. and Viveca D. Parker, Esq.
  • NAMFCU Decision-Making Process
    Patrick J. Keenan, Esq. and Tim Terry, Esq.

  • State - Federal Investigation
    Steven H. Cohen, Esq., Patrick J. Keenan, Esq., Viveca D. Parker, Esq. and Tim Terry, Esq.
2:20 pm The Settlement Process
Steven H. Cohen, Esq., Paul E. Kalb, JD, MD, Patrick J. Keenan, Esq., Viveca D. Parker, Esq. and Tim Terry, Esq.

2:35 pm

Lessons Learned
Paul E. Kalb, JD, MD, Mark Allen Kleiman, Esq., Viveca D. Parker, Esq. and Tim Terry, Esq.

2:45 pm

Comments, Questions and Answers
Robert G. Homchick, Esq. (Moderator)

3:00 pm

Audioconference Adjournment




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