(PRWEB) April 07, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "There is big money in well documented information about medical device, or pharmaceutical companies off-labeling their products. We believe this type of behavior costs Medicare billions of dollars each year. If a physician has well documented proof of off-labeling, and or kickbacks as incentive to a doctor for using off-label medical products, or drugs we strongly urge them to call us at 866-714-6466, so that we can carefully explain federal whistleblower laws, along with potential rewards that could be available for this type of information."
In a recent settlement involving the Justice Department and a medical device company, the government alleged the company's sales representatives taught doctors and other staff to cut the Seprafilm sheets into small pieces add saline to allow the pieces to dissolve until the desired consistency was reached. This mixture was referred to as “slurry.” In many instances, this company's sales representatives traded recipes for "slurry," and coached other doctors how to concoct it. The "slurry" was then allegedly used in laparoscopic or “key hole” surgeries by inserting a catheter filled with the mixture into the body and squirting it into the abdominal cavity. Seprafilm is FDA-approved for use in open abdominal surgery but not for minimally invasive surgeries, such as laparoscopic or key hole surgery. As a result of this conduct, allegedly Genzyme knowingly caused hospitals and other purchasers of Seprafilm to submit false and fraudulent claims to federal health care programs for uses of Seprafilm that were not reimbursable.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, " If you have well documented proof of off labeling of drugs, or medical devices the reward potential can be substantial, as in hundreds of thousands, and potentially millions of dollars. There really is such a thing as a whistleblower doing the right thing for patients, the taxpayers, and themselves all at the same time." For more information potential whistleblowers with information about medical device, or pharmaceutical product off-labeling are urged to call the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistle Blower Center:
Any type of insider, or employee, who possesses significant proof of their employer, or a government contractor fleecing the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistle Blower Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or they can contact the group via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please review the December 2013 US Justice Department press release on this matter: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/December/13-civ-1358.html
Case numbers: United States ex rel. Fuentes, Russo v. Genzyme Corp., No. 09-cv-1245 (M.D. Fla.) and United States ex rel. Kelley v. Genzyme Corp., No. 10-cv-549 (M.D. Fla.).&nbs0.8715.-128194239R:00120db7 E:4153