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Entries in Anti-Kickback Statute (9)


Whistleblowing cardiologist collects $6 million from FCA settlement

Dr. Tullio EmanueleA 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.

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Gary Giampetruzzi: Is Small Pharma next for DOJ enforcement? 

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). 

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Forest Labs whistleblower collects $7.8 million for ‘speaker fees’ settlement

The DOJ Thursday settled a case with a pharma company accused of paying doctors illegal speaking fees.

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Former Olympus USA compliance chief collects $51 million for blowing the whistle on global bribes

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.

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NuVasive whistleblower collects $2.2 million in false claims settlement

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. 

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Ex-CFO collects $4.25 million in Miami nursing homes false claims settlement

Image courtesy of Hebrew HomesThe DOJ Tuesday announced the biggest settlement ever involving alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute by skilled nursing facilities in the United States.

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Ambulance company whistleblower awarded $1.7 million

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.

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Daiichi Sankyo whistleblower awarded $6 million

Global pharma Daiichi Sankyo Inc. agreed to pay the United States and state Medicaid programs $39 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to doctors so they would prescribe the company's drugs.

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Omnicare whistleblower nabs $17 million

An Ohio pharmacist who complained that his employer was paying kickbacks to nursing homes for the right to supply drugs to elderly patients will collect more than $17 million as part of the DOJ's settlement of the case.

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