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Martin Shkreli is Found Guilty of Fraud

Posted  08/7/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team A recent New York Times story details the reaction to a federal jury finding Martin Shkreli guilty on three counts of fraud. Shkreli faces up to twenty years in prison for each of the first two counts and five years in prison on the final count with sentencing pending. The jury spent five days deliberating before coming to its three guilty verdicts and acquitting Shkreli on five...

Celgene to Pay $280M to Resolve Fraud Allegations

Posted  07/26/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Pharmaceutical manufacturer Celgene Corp. agreed to pay $280 million to settle claims that it illegally promoted two cancer drugs, Thalomid and Revlimid, for unapproved uses. The case was filed by a former Celgene sales representative under the False Claims Act, which allows individuals to sue to recover government dollars and share in any recovery. The New York Times reports...

Ninth Circuit Finds Materiality in the Face of Continued Government Payment

Posted  07/14/17
By Rosie Dawn Griffin Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit revived United States ex rel. Campie v. Gilead Scis., a False Claims Act (FCA) suit against pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences and, in doing so, provided the qui tam bar with additional guidance on how the lower courts will interpret the Supreme Court’s emphasis on materiality in Universal Health Services, Inc. v....

U.S. Charges 412, Including Doctors, in $1.3 Billion Health Fraud

Posted  07/14/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Hundreds of people nationwide, including dozens of doctors, have been charged in health care fraud prosecutions, accused of collectively defrauding the government of $1.3 billion.  Nearly one-third of the 412 charged were accused of opioid-related crimes. The health care providers, about 50 of them doctors, billed Medicare and Medicaid for drugs that were never purchased;...

Fraudster of the Week -- "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli

Posted  06/30/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team On Wednesday, opening statements were delivered in the trial of Martin Shkreli, the “pharma bro” who is best known for his fiftyfold price increase of the lifesaving HIV/AIDS drug Daraprim while CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals.  Shkreli is being tried, however, on several counts of securities and wire fraud dating from his time running the hedge funds MSMB Capital and MSMB...

Pharmacy Charged with Defrauding United States Over Distribution of Under and Over Potent Drugs

Posted  06/23/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The owner and director of compliance of an Indiana compounding pharmacy were charged criminally in connection with their distribution of over- and under-potent drugs, and defrauding the United States by interfering with and obstructing the lawful functions of the FDA. Paul J. Elmer, 64, of Fishers, Indiana, and Caprice R. Bearden, 62, of Carmel, Indiana, were charged in a...

Eighth Circuit Rules That Public Disclosure Bar Applies in Drug Price Inflation Suit

Posted  05/31/17
Early this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit declined to revive a whistleblower’s False Claims Act (FCA) suit, ruling that prior litigation and government reports triggered the statutory public disclosure bar, even though the public disclosures at issue did not mention the defendants in the case. The case, United States ex rel. Lager v. CSL Behring. LLC, concerned fraud in the prescription drug...

Fraudster of the Week -- Monarch Medical Group

Posted  04/28/17
Last week, California state prosecutors charged 26 individuals, including 21 physicians and 2 pharmacists, in connection with a kickback scheme orchestrated by Tanya and Christopher King, the owners of a practice management company called Monarch Medical Group and other related companies.   If convicted, the involved physicians could face up to 25 years in prison and the pharmacists could face up to 28 years. ...

Walgreens Settles Whistleblower Suit over Alleged Medi-Cal Fraud

Posted  04/21/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Illinois-based drugstore giant Walgreens, with roughly 630 stores in California, agreed to pay $9.86 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting claims to California’s Medi-Cal program not supported by applicable diagnosis and documentation requirements.  The Medi-Cal program, administered by the California Department of Health Care...

The Government’s Struggle to Hold Opioid Manufacturers Accountable

Posted  04/3/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team In 2011 the DEA was focused on fighting the growing opioid epidemic and targeted Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest manufacturers of oxycodone. The government alleged that Mallinckrodt had failed to properly report suspicious orders of painkillers that eventually made their way to the black market in Florida. The government contended that Mallinckrodt’s actions...
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