There is potentially huge rewards for whistleblowers, who have proof of a pharmaceutical, or medical device company actively in kickback schemes to sell more drugs, or medical devices
(PRWEB) November 20, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "There are potentially huge rewards for whistleblowers, who have proof that a pharmaceutical or medical device company is actively involved in kickback schemes to sell more drugs or medical devices. These illegal practices violate the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute, placing companies at risk for massive fines and reward settlements for whistleblowers." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Recently, Omnicare, the country’s largest provider of pharmacy services to nursing homes, agreed to pay $120 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute. According to the suit, Omnicare allegedly paid nursing home owners kickbacks by heavily discounting prescription drugs for Part-A Medicare patients. In exchange, allegedly the nursing home referred their other patients, also covered by Medicare, to Omnicare, who then charged full price for the prescriptions.
The whistleblower in this case, a former Omnicare employee, will get 25 to 30 percent of the settlement.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Pharmacists, medical doctors, surgical nurses, and hospital or nursing home insiders are often the first to suspect fraudulent Medicare activity. We want to hear from these individuals if they have substantial proof of this type of fraud, which costs Medicare billions of tax dollars each year. Potential whistleblowers can call us anytime at 866-714-6466 for more information.” http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
- Do not go to the government first if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. It’s a mistake.”
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward.
- Do not try to force a government contractor or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Fraud is so rampant among federal contractors that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant job termination, or harassment of the whistleblower. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help find the right law firms to assist in advancing your information.”
- Do not submit information to law firms online. The Internet is loaded with phony websites asking whistleblowers to send in their information to unknown law firms. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center warns, “Do not send anything through a website. If you want to know who the best whistleblower law firms are, we will tell you once we know what type of information you possess, your level of proof, and the nature of the scheme.”
Any type of insider or employee who possesses significant proof of their employer or a government contractor defrauding the federal government is encouraged to contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their website at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com.
For attribution purposes, please refer to: http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/omnicare-to-pay-120-million-to-settle-false-claims-charge/
Case citation:The caption is U.S. ex rel. Gale v. Omnicare, Inc. No. 1:10-cv-127, N.D. Ohio.