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Back page: Unhealthy Justice
The Medicare exclusion statute is a lose-lose for pharma companies—and distorts the criminal justice system.


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Preventative Measures No large healthcare company can afford to lose, as actual or potential customers, the 80 million Americans covered by federal healthcare programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid. In large part to avoid the Medicare/Medicaid exclusion statute, pharmaceutical companies are paying billions of dollars in penalties without a fight.

Robert Ullmann is a partner in the Boston law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP. He can be reached at


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