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Whistleblower collects $1.8 million from oxygen provider’s false claims settlement

Image courtesy of Pacific Pulmonary ServicesA former sales rep for a California company that provides oxygen tanks to people with breathing problems was awarded $1.8 million Tuesday when the company settled allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks.

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Two doctors split $2.7 million whistleblower award in false claims settlement with Miami hospital

Two doctors who alleged in a lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act that another doctor at a Florida not-for-profit hospital was performing unnecessary cardiac procedures and studies were awarded $2.7 million Wednesday as part of a $12 million settlement.

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Whistleblower awarded $5 million for medical device maker's false claims

Image courtesy of Biocompatibles Inc.A marketing executive who alleged in a whistleblower lawsuit that a medical device maker lied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was awarded $5.1 million this week.

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Two whistleblowers split $29 million in nursing home false claims settlement

Two former employees of a company that operates a chain of skilled nursing facilities across the country were awarded $29 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement.

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Genentech whistleblower awarded $10 million in FCA settlement

Image courtesy of GenentechA former Genentech product manager who alleged his company exaggerated the effectiveness of the drug Tarceva to treat lung cancer will collect more than $10 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement.

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Two whistleblowers split $3.5 million from defib implant settlement

A cardiac nurse and a healthcare reimbursement consultant are splitting $3.5 million as their share of a $23 million settlement by 51 hospitals that allegedly violated Medicare coverage rules about implanting heart defibrillation devices in patients.

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Whistleblower awarded $7 million when cancer care provider settles false claims case

The biggest doctor-led cancer care provider in the United States and a Florida subsidiary paid $34.7 million Tuesday to resolve whistleblower allegations they performed and billed for procedures that weren't medically necessary.

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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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Two whistleblowers split $24 million in rehab services FCA settlement

A contract therapy provider agreed Tuesday to pay $125 million to resolve a government lawsuit alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing skilled nursing facilities to submit false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that weren't reasonable, necessary, and skilled, or that never occurred, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Florida medical assistant awarded $3.2 million for blowing the whistle on unnecessary lab tests

A medical assistant at a cancer-care practice in Fort Myers, Florida collected $3.2 million when the practice settled a False Claims Act case for nearly $20 million.

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Furniture maker collects $3.5 million from competitor for import duties settlement

An Indiana-based furniture company that filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit against a competitor for evading U.S. import duties on deliveries from China will collect $2.25 million as part of a settlement.

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Four whistleblowers collect $11 million in for-profit college ‘recruitment mill’ settlement

Four whistleblowers who filed separate False Claims Act lawsuits against the operator of for-profit colleges that alleged recruiting fraud will split more than $11 million after the suits were settled Monday.

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