Navigation Links
Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in its History
Date:9/2/2009

ontrol Units and the offices of various state Attorneys General.

"Today's landmark settlement is an example of the Department of Justice's ongoing and intensive efforts to protect the American public and recover funds for the federal treasury and the public from those who seek to earn a profit through fraud. It shows one of the many ways in which federal government, in partnership with its state and local allies, can help the American people at a time when budgets are tight and health care costs are increasing," said Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli. "This settlement is a testament to the type of broad, coordinated effort among federal agencies and with our state and local partners that is at the core of the Department of Justice's approach to law enforcement."

"This historic settlement will return nearly $1 billion to Medicare, Medicaid, and other government insurance programs, securing their future for the Americans who depend on these programs," said Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services. "The Department of Health and Human Services will continue to seek opportunities to work with its government partners to prosecute fraud wherever we can find it. But we will also look for new ways to prevent fraud before it happens. Health care is too important to let a single dollar go to waste."

"Illegal conduct and fraud by pharmaceutical companies puts the public health at risk, corrupts medical decisions by health care providers, and costs the government billions of dollars," said Tony West, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division. "This civil settlement and plea agreement by Pfizer represent yet another example of what penalties will be faced when a pharmaceutical company puts profits ahead of patient welfare."

"The size and seriousness of this resolution, including the huge criminal fine of $1.3 billion, reflect the seriousness and scope o
'/>"/>

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. National Alliance for Hispanic Health Applauds Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the Nations 111th Supreme Court Justice
2. Justice Department Releases New Fact Sheet on the Rights of Persons With HIV or AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing
3. Americans United for Life Action Says the House-Approved Bill to Promote Abortion Overseas is a Grave Injustice
4. Bruce Plaxen Named 2008 Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year by Maryland Association for Justice
5. National Partnership to Meet, Evaluate Addiction Treatment as Component of New Justice Programs
6. Hospital Car Parking Fees Top the List of Lifes Biggest Injustices
7. Manhattan Personal Injury Attorney Blames Insurance Industry For Negative Perception Of Civil Justice System
8. Immucor Receives Subpoena From Department of Justice
9. Jury Convicts Former Social Worker of Defrauding The Department of Veterans Affairs and Obstructing Justice
10. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Faces Tough Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer
11. After Eight Years of Injustice, International Family Planning Funding is Restored
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress ... wedding dresses. View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to ... maternity wedding dresses online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress ... quality for them. Its maternity wedding dresses are specially ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... the issue of experience and person-centeredness in the long-term ... moving towards action across the continuum. The paper, “The ... the Continuum,” engages perspectives and practices of the patient, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 20 years, Dr. David Cruz of Cruz Chiropractic Care ... about every type of injury that can result from car accidents ... years, the team at Doctors on Liens has been ... With the combined breadth of experience between the two, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... A study recently published in ... Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise shows ... reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems associated with physical strain ... the double-blind, placebo-controlled study took 10 grams of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 IsoComforter, Inc. has ... machine with patented IsoTube design to treat specific body parts ... the most progressive and easy to use patented cold therapy ... and sports related orthopedic and muscle injuries. IsoComforter has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2
... New Director of Public Policy &,Advocacy, WASHINGTON, ... America (AAFA) has appointed Charlotte W. Collins, JD, ... AAFA, Collins was an,Associate Professor in the George ... teaching graduate courses in health law, policy,and management., ...
... kidney disease arent referred to kidney specialists in time ... a variety of reasons, according to researchers at Wake ... An analysis of 18 separate studies found that overall, ... and suffering from multiple health problems are patient characteristics ...
... Several individuals,and organizations were honored at the 89th ... today at the Hyatt Regency Princeton., NJHA,s ... F.,Lynn, former chief executive officer of AtlantiCare in ... his years of service and leadership to,AtlantiCare and ...
... Babies 2008 Official Shoes are Now On Sale, WHITE ... up with Famous Footwear(TM) and Dr. Scholl,s(R) to,introduce the 2008 ... consecutive year, Famous Footwear and Dr. Scholl,s are,raising funds for ... Scholl,s specially designed one men,s and two women,s athletic shoes ...
... is available in German . , Davos/Leipzig. ... Environmental Performance Index (EPI) can be useful for working ... environmental policy making. However, within the European Union there ... of the conclusions of a study conducted by the ...
... 29 Children,s Healthcare of Atlanta, one,of the ... investment in the future of pediatric research in ... of the Children,s,endowment toward pediatric research., "Annually, ... in pediatric research," said James E. Tally, Ph.D., ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study identifies reasons patients referred late to nephrologists 2Health News:New Jersey Hospital Association Presents Awards for Commitment to Healthcare 2Health News:New Jersey Hospital Association Presents Awards for Commitment to Healthcare 3Health News:Famous Footwear, Dr. Scholl's Step Up to Support March for Babies 2008 2Health News:Lumping different countries together -- why the 2008 EPI is of limited use 2Health News:Lumping different countries together -- why the 2008 EPI is of limited use 3Health News:Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Announces Major Investment in Pediatric Research as Part of 10-Year Vision 2Health News:Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Announces Major Investment in Pediatric Research as Part of 10-Year Vision 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  HyGreen, Inc., a leader in hand ... with RCA Medical, a subsidiary of Ascendis Health Limited, ... Each year, hundreds of millions of patients around ... organisms are transmitted from patient to patient via the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... N.Y. , Jan. 23, 2015  Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. ... its Phase I trial of Lixte,s lead compound, LB‑100, is ... John S. Kovach , M.D., the founder ... planned to be completed at a single site. Accrual of ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ CM: CTSO), ... extracorporeal cytokine adsorber to reduce deadly inflammation in ... of $385,642, net of transaction costs, in non-dilutive ... Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program sponsored by the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 3CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 2CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: