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With health care reform a reality, what's next for health care fraud investigations?

USA - April 26 2010 As part of the newly enacted health care reform package, Congress tightened rules and statutes relating to the prosecution of health care fraud offenses....

Douglas A. Grimm.


New act expands laws and budgets for investigating and prosecuting financial fraud

USA - May 27 2009 In the wake of the economic meltdown and the arrests of several high-profile operators of Ponzi schemes, Congress has revised several criminal statutes and increased federal law enforcement budgets, all designed to enhance the federal government’s ability to detect and prosecute financial fraud....

James G. Wheaton.


The FDA’s guidance on off-label reprints: what’s old is new again

USA - May 21 2009 On January 13, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its long-awaited final guidance titled "Good Reprint Practice for the Distribution of Medical Journal Articles and Medical or Scientific Reference Publications on Unapproved New Uses of Approved Drug and Approved or Cleared Medical Devices" (the Guidance), which governs the conditions under which pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers may distribute articles, publications, and other information to physicians describing non-FDA-approved uses for drugs or devices....


Japanese companies may also be subject to the FCPA

USA, Japan - April 27 2009 The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") is a U.S. statute that criminalizes the bribery of foreign officials anywhere in the world by companies subject to its provisions....

James G. Wheaton.


Six steps to reduce your company's risk from increased whistle-blowing in China

China - March 24 2009 Internal investigations are on the rise in China as companies downsize and lay off workers....

Stephan E. Becker, Meg Utterback.