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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.
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."
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower
-- 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
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
For attribution purposes please refer to the February 2014 Justice
Department press release:
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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