Parties Settle Whistleblower Suits Alleging Drug Misrepresentations
Federal and Multi-State Suboxone Qui Tam Suits Settle for $700 Million
A large pharmaceutical distributor has settled six whistleblower suits alleging the distributor made certain false and misleading claims in connection with the sale of the drug Suboxone here in the United States. The suits alleged that the distributor improperly marketed a version of Suboxone, a drug used for the treatment of opioid addiction by suppressing withdrawal and cravings. The settlement resolves allegations that the distributor made misrepresentations to the public and to the Food and Drug Administration and that those misrepresentations allegedly constituted violations of federal and State laws. The California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent individuals with credible information of fraud against the government related to medications and other forms of healthcare fraud. If you have credible information for a whistleblower or qui tam case, call the whistleblower/qui tam attorneys at Evans Law Firm Inc. today at (415) 441-8669.
The claims settled by the Suboxone civil agreement are allegations only and there has been no determination of liability. The civil settlement resolves the claims against the distributor in six lawsuits pending in federal court in the Western District of Virginia and the District of New Jersey under the qui tam, or whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act, which allow private citizens to bring civil actions on behalf of the United States and share in any recovery. Whistleblowers are entitled to receive 15-30% of amounts recovered by the government. 31 U.S.C. § 3730(d).
Insiders like employees, former employees, and bookkeepers are individuals who are most likely to have firsthand knowledge of fraud against the government. If you have original information of this kind of fraud or any other fraud being perpetrated against the government, call Ingrid M. Evans and the other whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. If your employer retaliates against you for blowing the whistle on fraud, our litigators can also represent you in any action for wrongful termination. Remedies include reinstatement, double back pay plus interest, special damages, and attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in bringing your case. 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h)(2).
If you or a loved one has information regarding a whistleblower or qui tam case of false claims for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, securities violations, or cases under the Internal Revenue Code for prosecution of tax avoidance schemes including offshore schemes, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with large whistleblower cases, complex financial contract litigation, and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through whistleblower false claims applications, discovery and investigation, a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.
 Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in any of these cases in any way.