HHS Announces False Claims Act Working Group to Enhance Efforts to Combat Fraud and Focus Resources on Bad Actors

The US Department of Health and Human Services announced on December 4, 2020, that a working group was being created to help “enhance the relationship between the HHS Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in combating fraud and abuse by identifying and focusing resources on those w...

Pharmaceutical Company Agrees To Pay $22 Million To Resolve Alleged False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute Charges

The US Department of Justice recently announced that pharmaceutical company Biogen, Inc. (Biogen), agreed to pay $22 million to settle charges filed through the federal False Claims Act. The company, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was charged with improperly using foundations as a means to pay the copays for Medi...