2 East Tenn. clinics agree to pay $1.85 million - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

2 East Tenn. clinics agree to pay $1.85 million

Posted: Updated:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two orthopedic clinics serving patients in Tennessee and Virginia have agreed to pay a combined settlement of $1.85 million to resolve claims that they purchased medications overseas at cut-rate prices and then billed the government at much higher rates.

Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Tennessee, announced the agreement on Friday. Under the settlement, Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics, which is headquartered in Knoxville, will pay $1.3 million and Kingsport, Tenn.-based Appalachian Orthopaedic Clinics will pay $550,000.

The government said the drugs, used to treat osteoarthritis, were sometimes labeled in foreign languages and there was no guarantee that they had not been tampered with or that they were stored properly.

Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics released a statement saying that it admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement. The statement says the drugs were manufactured in the U.S., exported by a foreign distributor and later brought back by another distributor.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • N. Hamilton Elem. 5th grade flag team takes pride in their work

    N. Hamilton Elem. 5th grade flag team takes pride in their work

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:22:14 GMT
     Each morning at North Hamilton Elementary School, four fifth grade boys have an important job to do. A job they take very seriously.  They consider it a responsibility, a duty, and an honor.More
     Each morning at North Hamilton Elementary School, four fifth grade boys have an important job to do. A job they take very seriously.  They consider it a responsibility, a duty, and an honor.More
  • UPDATE: Man killed while mowing grass when truck hit him; 3 teens inside truck also died

    UPDATE: Man killed while mowing grass when truck hit him; 3 teens inside truck also died

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:13:26 GMT
    Four teens were inside a vehicle that hit and killed 57-year-old Bryan Bartley while he was mowing grass on Thursday evening. Three teens also died in the tragedy. Alexis Pinson survived the crash and is improving, friends say. More
    Four teens were inside a vehicle that hit and killed 57-year-old Bryan Bartley while he was mowing grass on Thursday evening. Three teens also died in the tragedy. Alexis Pinson survived the crash and is improving, friends say. More
  • Woman's body found in Polk County river

    Woman's body found in Polk County river

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:36:14 GMT
    The TBI has been called in to investigate after a woman's body was found floating in the Hiwassee River in Polk County.West Polk Fire Chief Steven Lofty tells Channel 3 someone spotted the body and called 911 around 4:15 Saturday afternoon.There is no word on the woman's age or identity. Lofty says there are no known active missing persons cases in Polk County involving a female. The woman's body is being transported to the TBI Crime Lab in Nashville for an autopsy.More
    The TBI has been called in to investigate after a woman's body was found floating in the Hiwassee River in Polk County.West Polk Fire Chief Steven Lofty tells Channel 3 someone spotted the body and called 911 around 4:15 Saturday afternoon.There is no word on the woman's age or identity. Lofty says there are no known active missing persons cases in Polk County involving a female. The woman's body is being transported to the TBI Crime Lab in Nashville for an autopsy.More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.