Global pharma Daiichi Sankyo Inc. agreed to pay the United States and state Medicaid programs $39 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to doctors so they would prescribe the company's drugs.
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Document storage firm Iron Mountain paid $44.5 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it overcharged federal agencies.
Ian Foxley was six months into his new job overseeing a $3.5 billion supply contract between the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Saudi Arabia’s National Guard, when he noticed that a procurement document requiring his signature included $2.5 million in strange, additional charges.
North Atlantic Medical Services Inc. (NAMS), doing business as Regional Home Care Inc., will pay $852,378 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare and Medicaid for respiratory therapy services provided by unlicensed personnel.
Last month the Guardian published an excellent and informative article by Andrew Smith entitled Blowing It. The article looks at the perceived rise of whistleblowing, the courage of individual whistleblowers for whom the consequences have proved severe, and the support that can be given by governments and support groups.
A hospital chain based in Northern California agreed Thursday to pay $37 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal Medicare program.
Law-related employment for grads from American law schools isn't exactly robust. In 2013, the ABA Journal said, only 57 percent of the that year's JDs had full-time bar-passage-required jobs. At the same time, the world seems to have an insatiable appetite for compliance officers. That sounds like an opportunity.