Tag Archives: Fraud

Roche Flu Medication Fraud Stole Billions

A whistleblower lawsuit has been filed against drugmaker Roche, alleging the company made false claims and misrepresented studies, causing the U.S. government to stockpile $ 1.5 billion of its influenza medicine Tamiflu (oseltamivir).1 The lawsuit was filed by Dr. Thomas Jefferson, a researcher associated with the Cochrane Collaboration research network, under the False Claims Act,… Read More »

The government recovered $3B in fraud last year. Nearly 90% was from healthcare

Of more than $ 3 billion recovered by the federal government in fiscal year 2019 from fraud and false claims, 87% involved the healthcare industry, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. It’s the 10th consecutive year the department has recouped more than $ 2 billion from False Claims Act cases with HHS as a client.… Read More »

Insys, the Opioid Drug Maker, to Pay $225 Million to Settle Fraud Charges

The opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics agreed to pay $ 225 million to settle federal criminal and civil charges that it illegally marketed a highly addictive fentanyl painkiller to doctors, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. As part of the deal, a subsidiary of Insys will plead guilty to five counts of mail fraud and the company… Read More »