In November 2020, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General (the “OIG”) issued a Special Fraud Alert to highlight the fraud and abuse risks associated with pharmaceutical and medical device company speaker... Read More
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At a court hearing on November 24, 2020, a bankruptcy judge approved a settlement entered in late October between Purdue Pharma L.P. (“Purdue”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), under which Purdue Pharma L.P. plead guilty in New Jersey... Read More
Pain Management Compliance | White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations

Frier Levitt Co-Founding Partner Daniel B. Frier recently summarized a variety of ways in which providers can become ensnarled in fraudulent schemes disguised as legitimate business models.  Since the publication of that article, a significant... Read More
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The Office of the Inspector General for Health and Human Services (OIG) issued a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for certain opioid-based drugs.... Read More
Chain Pharmacies | Life Sciences | Manufacturers | White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations

On September 9, 2020, the Justice Department (DOJ) announced an acute care hospital located in West Virginia (Hospital) agreed to pay the United States a total of Five-Hundred Million Dollars to resolve claims that it violated the Federal False... Read More
Blogs & Articles | Healthcare | Healthcare Practice Compliance | White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations | White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations

Inspections are not uncommon in the world of healthcare and life sciences. State licensing boards, DEA, and other oversight agencies at times assert a right to inspect a medical practice or pharmacy. They usually show up unscheduled and at an... Read More
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As a first in the nation, criminal complaints were filed recently in Federal Court in Rhode Island for fraud related to the seeking of more than a half million dollars in loans pursuant to the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security... Read More
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In response to the COVID-19 emergency, on March 13, the secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services identified certain areas of law under Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program that may be waived during the... Read More
Blogs & Articles | COVID-19 Resources | Healthcare Law | White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound – and oftentimes chilling – effect on industries and agencies across the board. Law enforcement has likewise been affected. Specifically, social distancing mandates, coupled with staffing deductions and... Read More
Blogs & Articles | COVID-19 Resources | Healthcare Law | Healthcare Litigation | White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations