On February 1, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it collected more than $5.6 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) settlements and judgments in fiscal year 2021. This is the largest annual total since 2014, and the second largest in FCA history. Though $2.8 billion in recoveries are the result of the civil portion of the settlement with Purdue Pharma, the government still collected $2.8 billion from other FCA defendants. This number is in line with recent annual trends and marks an increase from the $2.2 billion collected in fiscal year 2020.
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