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AstraZeneca Settles False Claims Act Allegations Involving Unlawful Kickbacks

Delaware-based AstraZeneca recently paid over $7 million to settle claims it engaged in kickback schemes involving its best-selling “purple pill” known as Nexium.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Known as the “purple pill,” AstraZeneca’s Nexium is a breakthrough drug targeting the symptoms of acid reflux disease, including painful and damaging [...]

By | 2018-03-25T12:37:09+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

Medical Device Manufacturer Biotronik Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $4.9 Million

Biotronik has agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle claims it offered kickbacks to doctors.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Biotronik, Inc., a medical device manufacturer, has agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle claims it unlawfully engaged in kickback schemes and prohibited financial arrangements in violation of the False [...]

By | 2018-03-26T06:36:51+00:00 November 27th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Bone Growth Stimulator Manufacturer Biomet Inc. Settles Allegations It Defrauded the Government

New Jersey-based Biomet, Inc. has agreed to pay $6.07 million to settle False Claims Act allegations involving kickbacks pertaining to its bone growth stimulator products. Under the False Claims Act, any medical device manufacturer, drug company, hospital, or medical professional may face possible liability if Medicare or Medicaid patients are [...]

By | 2018-03-25T13:40:44+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Kentucky Cardiology Group Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $380,000

Two Kentucky cardiologists and a nearby hospital have agreed to settle allegations of kickbacks and unlawful referral arrangements.Image source: Wikimedia Commons In a recent announcement by the Department of Justice, two London, Kentucky-based cardiologists have agreed to pay $380,000 to settle claims of improper financial relationships with nearby [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:27:45+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

New Jersey Hospital Somerset Medical Center Settles Anti-Kickback Allegations

Somerset Medical Center has settled over a False Claims Act case involving unlawful kickbacks. A recent settlement under the False Claims Act reveals a startling and unlawful financial relationship between New Jersey’s Somerset Hospital and the nearby cardiology clinic Medicor Cardiology. The whistleblower complaint was filed by two hospital employees who reported the [...]

By | 2018-03-27T08:53:50+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Doctor Convicted in $77 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

After just an eight-week jury trial in New York, a Staten Island doctor was convicted in relation to one of the most elaborate and sophisticated Medicare fraud schemes the country has ever seen. Dr. Gustave Drivas, a medical doctor licensed in New York, worked for a clinic in Brooklyn that apparently operated under three separate [...]

By | 2018-03-26T12:04:50+00:00 April 11th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Cooper Health System Pays $12.6 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Lawsuit

Image Source: philly.comA False Claims Act lawsuit filed against Cooper Health System by a Delaware Valley cardiologist named Dr. Nicholas L. DePace. Qui Tam Suit Against Cooper Health System Finally Resolved A False Claims Act lawsuit filed against Cooper Health System, a New Jersey hospital, by Delaware Valley cardiologist Nicholas L. DePace, M.D., set [...]

By | 2018-03-26T12:16:28+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|