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Whistleblower's extraordinary efforts helped win $95 million settlement with Boehringer Ingelheim
Date:10/25/2012

mp; Cohen. "Many doctors chose Boehringer Ingelheim's products over less-expensive, equally effective drugs as a result of the company's marketing practices."

Heiden worked as a sales representative for Boehringer Ingelheim for 14 years in Florida. Phillips & Cohen filed his qui tam lawsuit in federal district court in Baltimore "under seal" as required by the False Claims Act. The government investigated the allegations and joined the case, which was unsealed after the settlement was reached.

"Assistant U.S. Attorneys Roann Nichols and Tom Corcoran, former Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Bennett, trial attorney Brian McCabe with the Department of Justice Civil Division and the state team from the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, in particular, did a tremendous job for the government," said Matzzie.

Invaluable support was provided in the investigation by the FBI, the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG), the FDA, the Department of Defense's Tricare program, the Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

About Phillips & Cohen LLP
Phillips & Cohen is the nation's most successful law firm representing whistleblowers. Its cases have resulted in governments recovering more than $8.5 billion in civil settlements and criminal fines. http://www.phillipsandcohen.com. Twitter @Fraudmatters.

 

 

 


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