(PRWEB) April 14, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We believe off labeling pharmaceutical marketing schemes are so wide spread it would almost be impossible to comprehend. Additionally, we are convinced pharmaceutical reps, managers, or even medical doctors could cash in big with a huge whistleblower reward for this type of information. The only caveats are, the potential whistleblower must possess well documented proof of the wrongdoing, and the amount of Medicare overbilling must exceed one million dollars." For more information, potential whistleblowers are encouraged to contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466.
In a recent example of off labeling, according to a November 2013 Justice Department press release Global health care giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiaries will pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from allegations relating to the prescription drugs Risperdal, Invega and Natrecor, including promotion for uses not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Additionally, there were alleged payment of kickbacks to physicians and to the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy provider. The global resolution is one of the largest health care fraud settlements in U.S. history, including criminal fines and forfeiture totaling $485 million, and civil settlements with the federal government and states totaling $1.72 billion.
The United States alleges that Janssen marketed Risperdal to control the behaviors and conduct of the nation’s most vulnerable patients: elderly nursing home residents, along with children and individuals with mental disabilities. The government alleges that J&J and Janssen caused false claims to be submitted to federal health care programs by promoting Risperdal for off label uses that federal health care programs did not cover. The company also allegedly made false and misleading statements about the safety as well as efficiency of Risperdal. Allegedly the company was also involved in paying kickbacks to physicians to prescribe Risperdal. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
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 to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the November 2013 Department of Justice Press release on this matter: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/November/13-ag-1170.html
Case number: Skala V. Johnson & Johnson ed al. Docket No. LDL-L6820-06 New Jersey Superior Court.