WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is now urging well connected physicians in their state to contact them about forming teams of insiders that have proof a pharmaceutical, or medical device company is involved in kickbacks to medical doctors as a way to sell more drugs, or medical devices, because the rewards for this type of information can be in the millions of dollars. For more information a well-connected physician in their state is urged to contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
The Corporate Whistleblower Center believes there is an enormous opportunity for a team of well- connected physicians to capitalize on the federal whistleblower reward program by recruiting pharmaceutical, or medical device sales representatives in their state, if the physicians, and the sales representative have extremely well documented proof of a drug, or medical device company paying off medical doctors as an inducement to get more bushiness.
In a recent example of what the Corporate Whistleblower Center is talking about according to a January 2015 Justice Department press release, "Daiichi Sankyo Inc., a global pharmaceutical company with its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, has agreed to pay the United States and state Medicaid programs $39 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce physicians to prescribe Daiichi drugs.
"In this case, the government alleged that Daiichi paid physicians improper kickbacks in the form of speaker fees as part of Daiichi's Physician Organization and Discussion programs, known as "PODs," which were run from Jan. 1, 2005, through March 31, 2011, as well as other speaker programs that were run from Jan. 1, 2004, through Feb. 4, 2011.
"Allegedly, payments were made to physicians even when physician participants in PODs took turns "speaking" on duplicative topics over Daiichi-paid dinners, the recipient spoke only to members of his or her own staff in his or her own office, or the associated dinner was so lavish that its cost exceeded Daiichi's own internal cost limitation of $140 per person."
In this instance the whistleblower will receive $6.1 million of the federal recovery.
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We think a team approach involving physicians who are very well connected with other physicians in their state could be a game changer when it comes to whistleblower rewards for Stark violations, and or multimillion dollar Medicare fraud. If you are such a person please give us a call at 866-714-6466, and we will carefully explain what we have in mind."
"The types of physicians we are interested in hearing from are cardiologists, radiologists, ER doctors, or internal medicine physicians. Where we add value to all of this is we will help package the information, and then we will get it to some of the nation's top whistleblower attorneys." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
- Do not go to the government first if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. It's a huge mistake."
- 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 Whistleblower Center wants to emphasize there are high quality whistleblowers in every state including California, New York, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, or Washington.
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 Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their website at http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
For attribution please refer to the January 2015 Department of Justice press release on this matter. http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/daiichi-sankyo-inc-agrees-pay-39-million-settle-kickback-allegations-under-false-claims-act
The case is captioned U.S. ex rel. Fragoules v. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Civil Action No. 10-10420 (D. Mass.).
M. Thomas Martin
SOURCE Corporate Whistleblower Center