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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| 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

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


March 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
| 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
| Anonymous (not verified)

Mylan appears to be in a boat load of trouble.

Pharmacy | Mylan, DoJ, Grassley, Epipen
| 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
| David Griscom

In an interview with Roll Call, Grassley made his position on whistleblowers transparent: 

FCA | Sen. Chuck Grassley
| David Griscom

Senator Grassley explained in an interview with Roll Call about some of his thoughts on the new adminstration and a letter that he penned with Represenative Chaffetz and Represenative Mark Meadows:  

| Grassley, Whistleblower