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California Department of Insurance Fraud Suit Results in $24M in Payments from AbbVie

August 7, 2020


California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara this week announced a settlement agreement with AbbVie Inc. to resolve a lawsuit alleging violations of the California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act involving the marketing of blockbuster prescription drug HUMIRA.

AbbVie agreed to reform its HUMIRA marketing practices in California, including disclosing that registered nurses employed as “Ambassadors” to interact with patients about HUMIRA are actually paid by the company, not a medical provider, and reforming how HUMIRA is marketed to health care providers.

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