Tag: False Claims Act

Feds Accuse Novartis of Kickback Drug Scheme

      MANHATTAN (CN) – Novartis Pharmaceuticals cost Medicare and Medicaid tens of millions of dollars by paying kickbacks to pharmacies to switch transplant patients to one of its drugs instead of cheaper generics, federal prosecutors say. The United States unsealed a four-count complaint against Novartis on […]

Pfizer can do no wrong, or at least not enough to get found guilty ( Off-guideline does not equate to off-label )

Suit Over Pfizer Lipitor Labels Gave Judge ‘Paine’ By ADAM KLASFELD BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CN) – A federal judge invoked Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” in dismissing allegations that Pfizer illegally marketed its cholesterol-fighting drug Lipitor. In her fifth complaint against Pfizer under the False Claims Act, former employee Dr. […]

Merck Accused of Faking Mumps Vaccine Data

Couthouse News Service Site 27 JUN 201 PHILADELPHIA (CN) – Merck has known for a decade that its mumps vaccine is “far less effective” than it tells the government, and it falsified test results and sold millions of doses of “questionable efficacy,” flooding and monopolizing the market, a […]

More on legal remedies for ghostwriting

In an Essay that expands on a previous proposal to use the courts to prosecute those involved in ghostwriting on the basis of it being legal fraud, Xavier Bosch from the University of Barcelona, Spain and colleagues lay out three outline specific areas of legal liability in this […]