The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered $3 billion in False Claims Act civil settlements and judgments in fiscal year (FY) 2010 – a record $2.5 billion of which involved health care fraud recoveries -- the DOJ announced November 22, 2010. Most of the FY 2010 settlements and judgments (over $2.3 billion) were recovered in qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuits, resulting in $385 million in awards to relators. The largest FY 2010 False Claims Act recoveries involved the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, which accounted for $1.6 billion in settlements.