From a recent article posted on FiercePharma.com:
Once again, the U.S. government has tallied up its health-fraud haul, and once again, its prosecutions set a record. And as usual, the pharma business accounted for the lion’s share of the total.
The departments of Justice and Health and Human Services recouped $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties in fiscal 2013, a $100 million increase over 2012, the departments said in a statement. That brings the 5-year total to $19.2 billion.