PerkinElmer (NYSE:PKI) is under federal scrutiny for alleged involvement in a scam to bill Medicare for tens of thousands of unnecessary genetic cancer tests, according to a report by Reuters. The news agency cited three unidentified sources and government documents linking the Waltham, Mass.-based diagnostic and scientific instrument company to the probe. PerkinElmer acknowledged that it has […]
Last week a federal jury reportedly found a southern California doctor guilty after the reuse of single-use catheters and unnecessary medical procedures for Medicare beneficiaries were allegedly carried out under his supervision. Dr. Donald Woo Lee of Temecula, Calif. was found guilty of adulterating a medical device along with seven counts of healthcare fraud, according […]
(Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Dept. said today that federal law enforcement officials have hit a milestone in 2016 by completing the “largest takedown ever” against defendants allegedly trying to defraud Medicare and other federal insurance programs. The 2016 takedown involves 301 defendants and a loss amount of $900 million, the department said. That exceeds a record set […]
The acquittal last week of a former pharmaceutical executive, charged in a kickbacks scheme to win business from doctors, could prove a boon for a pair of medical device executives facing similar charges. A jury in Massachusetts federal court cleared former Warner Chilcott pharmaceutical president Carl Reichel of charges that he coach sales reps to woo doctors by taking them to expensive […]
by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. This story was co-published with The Chicago Tribune.
by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica