Pharmaceutical fraud can have devastating effects on patients and their loved ones. From off-label marketing to falsifying study outcomes, pharmaceutical fraud causes vulnerable people to suffer while corrupt companies see their profits soar. Choosing to stand up against these powerful companies is a noble endeavor but not one you want to face alone.
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Whistleblowers discover corporate corruption and take action to hold the company accountable. This is a brave and commendable decision, as it comes with the risk of the corporation retaliating against you.
Whistleblowers take a big risk when exposing fraudulent activities of companies. Retaliation against whistleblowers is prohibited, but this doesn’t prevent companies from taking improper actions. To protect yourself as a whistleblower, you need an experienced lawyer who understands your rights and how to protect you from illegal retaliation.
No matter where you live, you’ve probably seen it—highways being built, roads being repaired or widened, and massive buildings slowly growing towards the sky. It seems like many towns and cities are in a constant state of construction. The federal government funds or assists many of these construction projects, and it can be a lot to keep an eye on.
The pharmaceutical industry is big business, and the stakes are high – if there's corruption in the process and a drug makes it to market when it shouldn't, innocent people can get hurt.
One of the more common forms of pharmaceutical corruption is physician kickbacks. These have been illegal since 1987, but, sadly, this doesn't mean that these kickbacks don't still occur. We know they do.
Pharmaceutical fraud is one of the most prevalent types of fraud in the USA. Last year alone the federal government recovered over $4.7 billion from False Claims Act cases.