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DOJ-HHS Medicare Strike Force charges 91 individuals in eight cities

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

In September 2011, a nationwide takedown by Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in eight cities (Detroit, Miami, Houston, Baton Rouge, Los Angeles, Dallas, Brooklyn, and Chicago) resulted in charges against 91 individuals for their alleged participation in schemes involving approximately $295 million in false billing

Former intermune CEO appeals conviction and exclusion

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

On October 28, 2011, Scott Harkonen, former CEO of InterMune, appealed his September 2009 conviction for wire fraud, which was based on his involvement in the creation and dissemination of a press release regarding an off-label use of Actimmune

Health care reform includes aggressive fraud initiative: HHS OIG, DoJ, and Congress ramp up enforcement and prevention efforts

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2010

Health care fraud and abuse enforcement has not escaped the health care reform sweeping the country

U.S. Supreme Court rules that a drug’s adverse event reports may be material to investors even though not "statistically significant"

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2011

On March 22, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Siracusano (No. 09-1156

House holds hearings on bill to simplify criminal code

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

On December 13, 2011, the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing on H.R. 1823 (Criminal Code Modernization and Simplification Act of 2011), a bill that would revise and reorganize the federal criminal code

Federal agencies expand outreach and ramp up resources for health care enforcement

  • Jones Day
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 21 2011

HHS and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have initiated several programs to enhance awareness of health care compliance requirements and enforcement efforts and to significantly increase the resources devoted to detecting fraud and abuse in the health care industry

Former CEO sentenced to home detention and probation in off-label case; motions for new trial are denied

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 21 2011

On April 13, 2011, the former CEO of InterMune, W. Scott Harkonen, was sentenced to three years of probation, six months of home detention (stayed pending appeal), and 200 hours of community service, and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine, based on his 2009 federal wire fraud conviction for creating and distributing a false and misleading press release related to an unapproved use of the drug Actimmune

Recent developments in FCA cases: filings, motions, settlements, and trial verdicts

  • Jones Day
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 21 2011

Recent notable False Claims Act (FCA) cases involving participants in the health care industry include the following

OIG advises Connecticut and Iowa that their false claims laws meet the requirements to receive an additional share in recovery

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

On November 15, 2011, the Connecticut false claims law became the first state law to meet or exceed the provisions of the federal FCA as recently amended

Former CEO sentenced to one month imprisonment and ordered to pay $1.9 million

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 21 2011

On March 10, 2011, the former CEO of K-V Pharmaceutical, Marc Hermelin, was sentenced to 30 days in prison after pleading guilty to two federal charges of misbranding drugs