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A former plastic surgeon has filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against a large Florida hospital system over claims that he was fired for complaining about “unethical and illegal conduct” involving Allergan (AGN), and then suffered a “smear campaign” used to disguise the reason for his termination.

In the lawsuit, Dr. Jeffrey Feiner, a reconstructive plastic surgeon at Orlando Health, argued that he had objected to “excessive and unnecessary” orders for Allergan breast implants that were made by other physicians, who were paid for consulting work to the drug maker and also given “improper gifts.” The products, meanwhile, were billed to patients, health plans, and Medicare and Medicaid.

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