There is big money in well documented information about medical device, or pharmaceutical companies off-labeling their products
(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:
- Do not go to the government first, if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. Its a huge mistake. Frequently government officials could care less, or they are incompetent.”
- 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 Whistle Blower 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. We say, come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think its sufficient, we will help find the right law firms, to assist in advancing your information.”
- The Internet is loaded with phoney web sites asking whistleblowers to send in their information to some unknown law firm. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, “Do Not send some blank Internet web site anything. 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 what industry-medical device, pharmaceutical, defense contractor, etc.”
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