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AKS – Anti Kickback Statute Explained

The Anti-Kickback Statute prohibits offering or accepting kickbacks intended to generate health care business. Violation of the Anti Kickback Statute (AKS) is a felony, with serious penalties.  Violating the Anti-Kickback...

DOJ’s Case Against Teva for Copay Fraud Will Continue

DOJ’s lawsuit against drug manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals for copay fraud is charging full steam ahead! DOJ’s Allegations of Teva’s Copay Fraud As we previously reported, in August 2020, the United...

Bob Thomas Discusses Anti-Kickback Statute

Attorney Bob Thomas of the Whistleblower Law Collaborative discussed the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) at yesterday’s Life Sciences Symposium held in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the economic consulting firm of Bates...

Third Circuit Reaffirms that Kickbacks Cause False Claims in United States ex rel. Greenfield

Courts have long held that, a plaintiff need not prove that kickbacks cause specific false claims because “[t]he Government does not get what it bargained for when a defendant is...

The Anti-Kickback Act: BU Law Class

In the BU Law School Health Care Fraud and Abuse seminar, the topic this week is the anti-bribery law known as the Anti-Kickback Act, a criminal statute. The law prohibits...

Medical Directorships Face False Claims Act Scrutiny

Just last week, HHS OIG issued a Fraud Alert warning that “Physicians who enter into compensation arrangements such as medical directorships must ensure that those arrangements reflect fair market value for...

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