Philips settles sleep lab kickback allegations for $2.4 million

Philips has agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle claims that they gave sleep labs free masks as incentives to encourage sleep physicians to prescribe their respiratory care products. The masks were used to diagnose and treat sleep disorders and were distributed from 2016 to 2021. The Department of Justice accused Philips of violating the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act by offering goods to doctors to influence prescriptions that the federal government would pay for. The case never went to court, but the settlement resolves the allegations against the company.

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