The debate about medical ghosting has focused on the U.S. market. But could the DOJ and SEC now be looking at the practice overseas, where it might violate the FCPA? Main Justice reported that in April, the DOJ and SEC sent letters to AstraZeneca PLC, Baxter International Inc., Eli Lilly & Co., and Bristol-Myers […]
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Sheldon Reiss, MD, an internist and pulmonologist with Cedars-Sinai Health Associates, has been ordered to prodice Gerald Green’s medical records.A federal judge last week vacated the June 3 sentencing date for Gerald Green and his wife Patricia. He also ordered production of Mr. Green’s medical records from his Hollywood doctor, continued the status conference […]
The Federal Communications Commission fined Siemens Corporation and Siemens Medical Solutions $175,000 Thursday for failing to disclose corporate felony convictions as required by the FCC’s rules.
The FCPA Blog flagged a case recently where a Florida medical assistant who filed a whistleblower suit was awarded $3.2 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement. The medical assistant alleged that the cancer-care practice where she worked had submitted Medicare and other government claims for medically unnecessary tests.
On December 19, the Justice Department published FCPA Opinion Procedure Release No. 13-01, ruling that a law firm partner could pay some medical expenses of foreign official’s daughter.
The Justice Department last week issued its first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Opinion Procedure Release of the year. The Requestor in Release No. 09-01 is a medical device maker that wants to introduce its product to a foreign government. Unlike its few global competitors, it isn’t well known in the target country. To introduce […]
Both the Financial Times and Fortune named Billion Dollar Whale the Best Book of 2018. It’s the story of how Goldman Sachs helped Jho Low steal more than $5 billion from the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB.
[…] in the life sciences industry.” Medical-device makers Biomet Inc., Stryker Corp., Zimmer Holdings Inc., Smith & Nephew plc and Medtronic Inc. disclosed FCPA investigations during 2007; Wright Medical reported a similar investigation in June 2008. The DOJ and SEC both said they reduced Johnson & Johnson’s financial penalties in light of the company’s civil […]