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Oct 19, 2018 by |

Massive Whistleblower Settlement Against Drug Company


Massive Whistleblower Settlement Against Drug Company

Healthcare fraud costs this country over $68 billion annually and part of that fraud is government payment for unapproved, substandard medications sold by drug manufacturers. The Department of Justice (DOJ) just settled a massive whistleblower suit against one drug company that repackaged non-sterile, contaminated drugs for cancer patients.[1]  The California and San Francisco whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent whistleblowers with information on healthcare false claims made by pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, labs, clinics, hospitals, physician groups and others.  If you have credible information of false claims or any other whistleblower case in California, call us today at (415)441-8669 and we can help.

In the reported settlement, the government will recover over $600 million in civil damages. The whistleblowers who reported the drug company’s fraud may be entitled to over $90 million as a reward.  According to the whistleblowers the company repackaged discount drugs and billed Medicare and the Veterans Administration multiple times for the same medication.  The company also allegedly induced physicians to prescribe the medication with kickbacks.  False claims cases often involve the overbilling, kickback and faulty product schemes the company used, placing “corporate profits over patients’ needs as a United States Attorney assigned to the case observed.

Whatever kind of information you have, do not make any calls to the government about it until you have consulted with counsel. Otherwise you may miss out on an award. To be eligible for a reward under the False Claims Act and other whistleblower programs you must report the fraud through appropriate and timely court filings or an application addressed to the appropriate office of the applicable government agency or court.  This is where our California whistleblower attorneys can help.  Our attorneys know the appropriate procedures for your type of allegation and know how to organize and present your credible, original information and documentation in the most effective way toward securing an eventual reward.  The law may also protect you if your employer retaliates against you for your whistleblowing and our attorneys can represent you in any action for wrongful termination as well as in your underling whistleblower case.  

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If you or a loved one has information regarding false claims in San Francisco or elsewhere in California under Medicare or Medicaid or any other government program, offshore tax avoidance schemes against the IRS, or securities fraud in violation of SEC and CFTC regulations, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other Evans Law Firm whistleblower and false claims attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=””></a>. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement.  We handle cases involving financial elder abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case but has sued other pharmaceutical companies in similar False Claims whistleblower actions.

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