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Types of Whistleblower Cases

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Kickbacks and Off-Label Marketing Cases

The following are common schemes that could result in False Claims Act liability:

  • Providing physicians with financial kickbacks in exchange for use of company’s implant or medical device. Kickbacks might include paying the cost of educational conferences in resort locations or providing unrestricted grants.
  • Paying consulting, royalty, or medical director or speakers fees that are not at fair market value for the services provided, but are calculated to influence the physician’s choice of medical device or implant.
  • Marketing an implant or medical device for off-label uses or rewarding physicians with financial inducements to entice off-label use.
  • Manufacturing implants or medical devices known to be defective and failing to comply with defect reporting requirements, particularly where the defect is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury.

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01/10/2019 TAF Take: FY18 DOJ False Claims Act Statistics

Recently released fraud statistics from the Department of Justice do not leave whistleblowers, their attorneys, or good-government advocates with a particularly rosy picture of 2018.  Although the number of new qui tam cases fell only slightly — to 645 in 2018 from 680 in 2017 — the total value of recoveries in qui tam matters … Continue reading TAF Take: FY18 DOJ False Claims Act Statistics The post TAF Take: FY18 DOJ False Claims Act Statistics appeared first on Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund.…READ MORE

Source: TAF Education Fund Blog