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Bayer Paid Doctors Millions for Questionable Birth Control Device

Categories: Anti-Kickback Issues

July 8, 2018 Bayer Paid Doctors Millions for Questionable Birth Control Device Bayer AG, the pharmaceutical giant responsible for drugs and devices such as Aleve, Aspirin, and Yaz, is facing tens of thousands of lawsuits from women who claim that its new Essure birth control device is dangerous and defective. However, this may not actually…

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What Constitutes a “Safe Harbor” in an Anti-Kickback Statute Investigation?

Categories: Anti-Kickback Issues

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In a federal investigation under the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), a key defense strategy will often be to assert a statutory or regulatory safe harbor. As explained by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), “[t]he ‘safe harbor’ regulations describe various payment and business practices that, although they potentially…

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Florida Anti-Kickback Statutes & Patient Brokering Act

Categories: Anti-Kickback Issues

Medical Professional taking Kickback Money

Federal Healthcare Fraud Defense Attorneys Serving Florida Health Care Professionals While most physicians, pharmacists, nursing home administrators, and health care facility executives are aware of the stringent federal laws that apply to their businesses, far fewer have a clear understanding of the state laws that present equally substantial risks for their financial well-being. In Florida,…

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Anti-Kickback Prosecutions For Paying Patients

Categories: Anti-Kickback Issues

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Anti-kickback Investigation Defense Attorneys for Healthcare Professionals Former DOJ-Prosecutors & Healthcare Law Defense Counsel Providing payment or other benefits to patients may implicate numerous federal healthcare laws and other federal criminal statutes, including the general healthcare fraud statute, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and federal mail and wire fraud statutes.  Providers, marketers, manufacturers and other participants…

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