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After long-running litigation, Allergan agreed to pay $13 million to the federal government and 19 states to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the drug maker engaged in a kickback scheme to boost prescriptions of a best-selling eye medicine.

The lawsuit was filed in 2009 by two ophthalmologists, who alleged the company offered various business services — such as financial analysis, human resources training, and billing advice — to eye doctors and optometrists who prescribed Allergan medicines. Notably, this included the Restasis dry eye treatment. Most of the services were provided for free, the lawsuit stated.

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