The latest news on what’s happening in the world of the False Claims Act and the IRS, SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs.  

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| Anonymous (not verified)

Omnicare settles yet another False Claims case; the nursing home pharmacy giant will pay $8 million to resolve allegations that its dispensing practices put patient safety at risk.

| David Griscom

Since 2007 the IRS Whistleblower Program has helped recover $3.7 billion back to the U.S. Treasury, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.

IRS | Grassley, Wyden, IRS, Whistleblower, Protection
| David Griscom

TAFEF submitted amicus curiae brief in US ex rel., Paul J. Solomon, v. Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. This brief was authored by TAFEF’s Director of Legal Education Jacklyn DeMar and David Chizewer Frederick R. Klein, both of Goldberg Kohn.

FCA | amicus curiae, TAFEF, Demar, Goldberg Kohn, David Chizewer
| David Griscom

According to a new study by Jaron H. Wilde and other researchers at the University of Iowa, whistleblower-initiated investigations in the financial sector:

Investigation | Incentive, integrity, study
| David Griscom

A new study by Dr. Genevieve Pham-Kanter of Drexel University claims that 65% of patients in the US, "visited a doctor within the last year who had received payments or gifts from pharmaceutical or medical device companies."

Investigation | Dollars For Docs, Pharma Payments, Genentech
| David Griscom


April 2017:

Top Cases | Winner's Corner, 2017, FCA
| Patrick Burns

Neil Getnick, Chairman of the Board of Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF) and the TAF Education Fund, announced that Robert Patten has been named Chief Executive Officer of TAF and the TAF Education Fund.

| Robert Patten
| Patrick Burns

There’s an old saying that “he who pays the band gets to call the tune.”

Under that heading, it’s worth taking a look at the U.S. Chamber of  Commerce, and related entities. 

| Chamber of Commerce
| David Griscom

US Attorney Preet Bharara said that 'slush funds' held by the government, should set off the alarm bells for all honest elected officials: 

“The public deserves to see where their money is going and for what purpose. Who puts the money in? Are there subcontractors? Shell companies? Be on top of that. Be wary of slush funds for council members.”

| Preet Bharara
| David Griscom

The Los Angeles Times recently explored the high cost of fast tracking drugs at the Food and Drug Administration.

Top Cases | Genentech, Brian Shields, FDA, Thalidomide