BTG: settlement of US government investigation into LC Bead®
BTG plc (LSE: BTG), the specialist healthcare company, announces that its Biocompatibles, Inc. subsidiary has reached a settlement with the US government in relation to the Department of Justice’s investigation of the marketing of LC Bead®. The investigation focused on the period pre-dating BTG’s acquisition of Biocompatibles in January 2011.
Biocompatibles has agreed to settle all allegations and consequently to pay a total penalty of $36m. BTG is not required to enter into a Corporate Integrity Agreement as part of the settlement.
Louise Makin, BTG’s CEO, commented: “It is good to resolve this legacy issue. We understand our responsibilities to patients and healthcare providers and, in addition to our robust ethics and compliance programme, we strive to have a corporate culture where we do the right thing, every time. This allows us to focus on what we do best: delivering innovative therapies to improve people’s lives.”
BTG announced in July 2014 that the investigation had commenced.
BTG’s SG&A guidance for 2016/17 did not include the effect of this settlement.
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