Compounding pharmacy Patient Care America and private equity firm to pay $21.36 million to settle False Claims Act suit involving kickbacks

Compounding pharmacy Diabetic Care Rx LLC, d/b/a Patient Care America (PCA)and private equity firm Riordan, Lewis & Haden Inc. (RLH) will pay approximately $21.36 to settle lawsuits alleging they  violated the False Claims Act through their involvement in a kickback scheme to generate referrals of prescriptions for expensive pain creams, scar creams, and vitamins, regardless […]

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Data analytics shows that Chinese companies misclassifying goods to evade US customs tariffs

GateHouse Media data analysts say Chinese importers are misclassifying of products to the US by changing product codes to avoid the higher tariffs. In particular, the analysis reveals nearly a dozen Chinese imports — including woven fabrics, furniture mounts and lamps are being misclassified. The findings correspond with the information provided during interviews with at […]

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Lincare durable medical equipment provider pays $5.25 to settle False Claims Act case

Lincare, Inc., has paid $5.25 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute by offering illegal price reductions to Medicare beneficiaries, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, Lincare is one of the nation’s largest providers of oxygen and other respiratory therapy services […]

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Defense contractor Ambu Inc. pays $3.3 Million to settle False Claims Act for selling medical supplies made in China to Dept of Defense

Company knowingly manufactured medical products in China and Malaysia for sale to the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs despite Trade Agreements Act prohibition PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Ambu, Inc. (“Ambu”), will pay $3.3 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that it manufactured products in China and Malaysia […]

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Allscripts has tentative agreement with DOJ to pay $145 million to settle investigation in Practice Fusion kickback issues

Allscripts has come a tentative agreement with the Department of Justice to pay $145 million to settle an investigation into Practice Fusion’s compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute and HIPAA alleged violations. Practice Fusion, is an electronic health records company owned by Allscripts and it got a grand jury subpoena in March as part of a […]

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Life Spine Inc. and Two Executives Charged With Paying Millions of Dollars in Kickbacks to Convince Surgeons to Use Their Implants and Equipment

A civil health care fraud lawsuit has been filed against Life Spine Inc., as well as its founder and president, Michael Butler, and Vice President of development, Richard Greiber, for allegedly paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to surgeons for using their spinal implants, equipment, and other devices. According to the lawsuit, the surgeons who received […]

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Universal Health Services to pay $127 million to settle DOJ investigation of its behavioral health facilities

Universal Health Services announced a settlement of federal civil complaints against its behavioral health facilities for $127 million, pending federal approval. The hospital chain said it reached the agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division and on behalf of various states’ attorneys general. It will resolve accusations against the company’s behavioral health facilities. The agreement […]

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Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. Will Pay Over $7 Million in Civil Suit Following Allegations of Price Fixing

Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc., a New Jersey-based company, has been ordered to pay more than $7 million after being charged with conspiring with its competitors to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate customers. According to the Department of Justice, Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. was part of an antitrust conspiracy which involved several other companies and leaders in the […]

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Middlesex Rheumatology Physician Admits To Medicaid Fraud By Submitting False Claims Regarding Remicade Drug Use

Crispin Abarientos, M.D., of Middletown, Connecticut, pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud in Hartford federal court. According to court statements, Abarientos was a physician that operated out of Middlesex Rheumatology and submitted false claims to Medicaid regarding the use of the drug Remicade on behalf of his patients. Remicade is primarily used to […]

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Software maker Informatica pays $21.57 million to settle False Claims Act case for overcharging government in GSA negotiations and sales

The software development company Informatica LLC f/k/an Informatica Corporation will pay $21.57 million to settle a case charging that it caused the government to be overcharged by providing false information about its commercial sales practices that was used in General Services Administration (“GSA”) contract negotiation.  Informatica is a software development company, headquartered in Redwood City, […]

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