Since 1997, when the Justice Department funded earmarked for health care fraud began, prosecutors have focused pharmaceutical companies for illegal marketing activities. In the last ten years, the government collected $ 11870000000 in fines for violations and used the money to fund Medicare, Medicaid and other health programs.
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