Rx Fraud Cases: Beat Goes On As Whistleblowers Pursue Lesser Allegations
“There are enough layoffs out there that there is this walking group of disaffected people who are continuing to file qui tams, whether those are valid or not,” Boston Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Winkler says. A Pfizer attorney suggests proactive steps to protect corporate leaders from prosecution.
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User Fee Legislation Revs Through Senate Mark-up, But House Bill Goes Back Into The Shop
Senate health committee defers action on several potentially contentious issues, with members hoping to resolve differences over FDA’s authorities on imports, shortages, foreign data and track-and-trace before the bill goes to the floor, possibly in May. Meanwhile, the House postpones its mark-up in an effort to craft a more bipartisan bill, and now will try to push the user fee package to the floor during an upcoming four-day marathon session.