A doctor who worked for a private cardiology practice in Pennsylvania was awarded $6 million from the settlement of his False Claims Act lawsuit that alleged a hospital paid illegal referral fees for patients.… Continue Reading
For decades, U.S. prosecutors have touted their big victories over big pharma for violations of U.S. laws prohibiting bribery in the U.S. (the federal Anti-Kickback Statute) and abroad (the FCPA).
After paying tens of billions of dollars in fines and penalties, it appears that big pharma may have received the message and responded by taking compliance seriously and investing in the resources needed to identify and address risk areas.… Continue Reading
The DOJ Thursday settled a case with a pharma company accused of paying doctors illegal speaking fees.
The settlement resolves allegations filed in Milwaukee federal court by a w former pharmaceutical sales rep at Forest Laboratories LLC, located in New York.… Continue Reading
First-hand details of the global pay to play kickback scheme at Olympus were brought to the government’s attention by the company’s former corporate compliance officer.
John Slowik filed a federal lawsuit in New Jersey under the qui tam or whistleblower provisions of the False Claim Act and similar state laws.… Continue Reading
California-based medical device maker NuVasive Inc. agreed to pay the United States $13.5 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to induce doctors to use the company’s spinal fusion system. … Continue Reading
The DOJ Tuesday announced the biggest settlement ever involving alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute by skilled nursing facilities in the United States.
Hebrew Homes Health Network Inc.,… Continue Reading
A whistleblower from Southern California who complained about five ambulance companies paying kickbacks for referrals will collect more than $1.7 million in a False Claims Act settlement.
Kelvin Carlisle, a competitor in the ambulance services business in San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles County, filed a qui tam lawsuit with allegations of illegal kickbacks.… Continue Reading