Case: AbbVie, Inc.
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September 18, 2018 – Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com) has been investigating claims on behalf of investors of AbbVie Inc. (“AbbVie” or the “Company”). 

On September 18, 2018, Reuters reported that California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones filed a complaint on behalf of the State of California against AbbVie alleging the “drugmaker gave illegal kickbacks to healthcare providers to prescribe its blockbuster drug, Humira.”  The regulator alleged that AbbVie “engaged in a far-reaching scheme including cash, meals, drinks, gifts, trips and patient referrals, as well as free and valuable professional goods and services to physicians to induce and reward Humira prescriptions.”   

The case filed in Alameda County Superior Court, California alleges that private insurers have paid out $1.2 billion in Humira-related pharmacy claims.  The allegations of AbbVie's alleged misconduct were brought to the attention of the department by a whistleblower, a registered nurse who was employed as an AbbVie Nurse Ambassador in Florida.

On September 18, 2018, AbbVie shares declined from a closing price on September 17, 2018 of $95.37 per share, to close at $92.61 per share, a decline of $2.76 per share, or approximately 3%, on heavier than usual volume.  

If you are an investor in AbbVie and would like to discuss our investigation, please contact us by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 800-290-1952.  

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Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, with offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Jersey, has many years of experience in prosecuting investor class actions. For more information about Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, you may visit our website at www.kaplanfox.com.  If you have any questions about this Notice, the action, your rights, or your interests, please contact: 

Jeffrey P. Campisi
KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
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Laurence D. King
KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
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