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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Martin Kenney: Healthcare scams (sadly) aren’t a new story

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.… Continue Reading

Wackenhut whistleblower awarded $1.3 million for Iraq firefighting overcharges

Image courtesy of CenterraCenterra Services International Inc., formerly known as Wackenhut Services LLC, agreed to pay $7.4 million to resolve allegations that Wackenhut violated the False Claims Act by double billing and inflating labor costs under a contract for firefighting and fire protection services in Iraq, the Department of Justice said Monday.… Continue Reading

Gordon Schnell: Yes, we need whistleblower rewards

Congress could not have been any clearer in its statutory design. Nor the SEC any more outspoken in its revitalized approach to government enforcement. Whistleblower rewards work. Even more, they are an indispensable component of the modern regulatory scheme.… Continue Reading

Abbott Labs whistleblower awarded $1 million in drug kickback settlement

A former employee of Abbott Laboratoratories will collect $1 million from a $9 million settlement in a kickback case against the nation’s second-largest nursing home pharmacy, PharMerica Corp.

The settlement resolved allegations in a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by Meredith McCoyd that PharMerica solicited and received kickbacks from drug maker Abbott in exchange for promoting the prescription drug Depakote for nursing home patients. … Continue Reading