Helpful Information About Pharmaceutical Fraud
If an individual working in the private or public sector suspects or observes prohibited behaviors from their employers regarding pharmaceutical fraud, questions may arise about what to do. We share some insights and general information about pharmaceutical fraud on this page that may be helpful to you.
What is pharmaceutical fraud?
The term includes activities related to false claims regularly committed by pharmaceutical companies to defraud the health care system. Whistleblowers play a major role in the discovery and prosecution of pharmaceutical fraud, accounting for the largest amounts recovered by the government.
What are some examples of pharmaceutical fraud?
Some examples include off label marketing, which consists of false advertising about a product or use not certified by the FDA. Other types of fraud are false pricing reports to health programs like Medicare, charging higher prices, manipulating clinical trials or charging for unused medicine.
Who gets hurt in pharmaceutical fraud cases?
Pharmaceutical cases may affect government health programs in general and the government itself. In addition, users may also get hurt due to the false advertising of pharmaceutical products and may lead to a personal injury or wrongful death. If you have witnessed pharmaceutical fraud, discuss your findings with a knowledgeable attorney in qui tam actions and the False Claims Act to learn more about your options and rights.
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