Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Advocating Whistleblower Rights for over Twenty Years

Monthly Archives: May 2009

Subscribe to Healthcare RSS Feed

False Claims Act Whistleblower Puts a Stop to Abuse at PA Psychiatric Hospital

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam, Healthcare
Yesterday, I blogged about a pending multi-million dollar False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit agains Pharm giant Wyeth. Today’s news brings another example of how the FCA can be used to bring gross misconduct to light. This case, involving a western Pennsylvania psychiatric institution has settled for far less money than many of the more highly publicized FCA cases, but the… Continue Reading

U.S. Government and 16 States Join False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Pharm Co. Wyeth

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals
The United States Government, along with the governments of 15 states and the District of Columbia, have joined with two whistleblowers who allege that drug manufacturer Wyeth bilked US taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars. As reported in the Wall Street Journal and the FierceHealthcare website, Wyeth is accused of overcharging Medicare and Medicaid programs nationwide for purchases of… Continue Reading