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-- WITH PHOTO -- TO BUSINESS, MEDICAL, AND NATIONAL EDITORS:

Corporate Whistleblower Center Urges Medical Doctors To Call Them

About Reward Programs If They Have Proof Of A Drug Company

Off-Labeling Their Products

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower

Center is urging medical doctors, or pharmaceutical sales

representatives to call them at 866-714-6466, if they possess well

documented proof of off-labeling a pharmaceutical product, because the

rewards for this type information can potentially be in the millions,

especially if the information includes proof of kickbacks to doctors.

http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com

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In a recent example, Omnicare Inc., an Ohio-based long-term care

pharmacy, has agreed to pay the government $4.19 million to settle

allegations that it engaged in a kickback scheme in violation of the

False Claims Act, the Justice Department recently announced. Omnicare

provides pharmaceuticals and services to long-term care facilities,

as well residents of other senior populations. The settlement resolves

allegations that Omnicare solicited and received kickbacks from the

drug manufacturer Amgen Inc. in return for implementing "therapeutic

interchange" programs that were designed to switch Medicaid

beneficiaries from a competitor drug to Amgen's product Aranesp. The

government alleged that the kickbacks took the form of

performance-based rebates that were tied to market-share or volume

thresholds, as well as grants, speaker fees, consulting services, data

fees, dinners and travel.

The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "What makes our service

unique is that unlike any other group in the nation, we will help a

whistleblower package their information, and then we will make certain

the whistleblower gets in contact with one of the best whistleblower

attorneys in the nation. No other group offers this service. We

believe off-labeling drugs puts patients at risk, and it also bilks

taxpayer funded Medicare. If a medical doctor, or a pharmaceutical

company sales representative has well documented proof of this type of

activity, we urge them to call us anytime at 866-714-6466. The rewards

for this type of information can really be substantial."

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 says, "Fraud is so rampant among federal

contractors that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant

job termination, or harassment of the whistleblower. Come to us first,

tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it's

sufficient, we will help find the right law firms to assist in

advancing your information."

-- 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, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois,

Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas,

Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and

Alaska.

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 to Corporate Whistleblower Center

anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their web site at

http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com

For attribution purposes please refer to the February 2014 Justice

Department press release:

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/February/14-civ-216.html

Case Number: The False Claims Act lawsuit was filed in the U.S.

District Court for the District of South Carolina and is captioned

United States ex rel. Kurnik v. Amgen Inc., et al.

Media Contact: M. Thomas Martin 866-714-6466

Read more news from Corporate Whistleblower Center.

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