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November 15, 2017 - Posts

Whistleblowing Is Not Just for Insiders

When people think of whistleblowers, they usually think of insiders: conscientious employees working to expose fraud or other illegal conduct by their employers.  Many whistleblowers fit this definition; but there are also plenty of whistleblowers who don’t.

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November 3, 2017 - Posts

Cancer Drug Taxotere Linked to Permanent Hair Loss

Taxotere (docetaxel) is an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug that has been shown to cause permanent hair loss.  If you or a loved one has suffered from permanent hair loss after being treated with Taxotere, we urge you to contact our firm for a free case review.

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September 13, 2017 - Posts

In the World of Medicare and Medicaid Fraud, Whistleblowers Often Find What Regulators Miss or Ignore

A common criticism of whistleblowers today is that what they do really isn’t necessary.  After all, say the critics, in this regulated world that we live in, government auditors will discover and stop pretty much any fraud sooner or later. This, unfortunately, just isn’t true.

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August 31, 2017 - Posts

A Lesson for the Government: Whistleblowers Fight to Get You Your Money Back. Let Them.

In a cautionary tale about making the perfect the enemy of the good, the U.S. Justice Department has agreed to resolve fraudulent billing allegations against a nursing home chain for about $275,000—two years after rejecting a settlement almost ten times as high.

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August 22, 2017 - Posts

States Increasingly Look to Medicaid Fraud Statutes in Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis

Earlier this month, the State of New Hampshire filed suit against Purdue Pharma, LP, based on allegations that the company improperly and illegally marketed the opioid painkiller OxyContin.  In filing this lawsuit, New Hampshire joins a growing list of states—including Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Ohio—to pursue legal action against some of the county’s biggest opioid manufacturers.

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August 4, 2017 - Posts

America’s Opioid Crisis: Human Tragedy and Major Source of Medicare Fraud

America’s opioid crisis has been in the news a lot recently, and for good reason.  According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, there were more than 33,000 opioid related deaths in 2015, nearly half of which were linked to prescription opioids.

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July 26, 2017 - Posts

$6.5 Million Settlement Reached With Vanderbilt University Medical Center Over Medicare Billing Claims Brought By Whistleblowers

Today, The Tennessean reported on a $6.5 million settlement reached in a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by whistleblowers, all former Vanderbilt doctors, against the hospital alleging improper billing of the Medicare program.

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July 21, 2017 - Posts

Fighting Health Care Fraud Is a Good Investment for Taxpayers

Last month, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared before Congress to present and justify the Justice Department’s Fiscal Year 2018 proposed budget. While the Deputy AG’s remarks covered a wide range of topics, one that stood out was the Department’s continued commitment to fighting fraud against Medicare and Medicaid.

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