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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Frauds & Scams Your Job & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims Medicare Fraud by Pharma Firm

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical services firm for illegally dispensing controlled substances and defrauding Medicare in the process.  The government announced their lawsuit on on Aug. 9, suing PharMerica Corp for violating the False Claims Act and the Controlled Substances Act by dispensing drugs to nursing homes and facilities without physician-authorized prescriptions. The alleged scam came to light when pharmacist Jennifer Denk blew the whistle after she observed that prescriptions, including those for …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Snowden Twists in the Wind as Government Attacks Whistleblowers

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s whereabouts remain in limbo, stalled while he tries to find a country to accept and protect him. Snowden applied for asylum from Russia this week while holed up in the Moscow airport, after Ecuadorian officials hemmed and hawed over whether to provide him a temporary travel document. He reportedly has applied for asylum in nearly 20 other countries as well. Snowden had initially fled to Hong Kong before moving on to Russia, after leaking documents demonstrating …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Adds Obstacles to Employee Retaliation Claims

Workers who bring retaliation claims against their employers must show that they would not have faced any adverse employment action if not for bringing a protected civil rights complaint, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The employee must show that their complaint was the reason for their demotion or termination, not just one reason among others, the court decided in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar. “Title VII retaliation claims must be proved according to traditional principles of but-for …

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Posted 1 year ago in Frauds & Scams by Josh Crank  
US Sues Novartis for Alleged Pharmacy Kickback Scheme

Swiss drug maker Novartis has been sued by a U.S. Attorney for allegedly paying kickbacks to pharmacies that converted thousands of patients to one of its drugs. The civil fraud suit accuses the company of disguising the kickbacks as rebates and discounts for Myfortic, an immunosuppressant drug that helps kidney transplant patients avoid organ rejection. “Novartis co-opted the independence of certain pharmacists and turned them into salespeople for one of its drugs,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Wrongful Termination Suit Filed in Rutgers Basketball Scandal

Former basketball assistant Eric Murdock has filed a wrongful termination suit against Rutgers University amid the fallout following the disclosure of head coach Mike Rice’s abusive behavior toward the players.  Murdock, a former NBA player, worked for Rutgers as director of player development for men’s basketball from 2010 to 2012. He says that he initially met with university officials to bring up Rice’s behavior last summer; however, no action was taken against the coach, while Murdock lost his job. After using Freedom of Information …

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