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Quality As Job 1?

Many of us remember the famous advertising slogan from Ford that "Quality is Job 1."  Now it seems that China is making it a priority for pharmaceutical manufacturing.  FiercePharmaAsia recently...

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Pharma in 5 – Can Compliance Keep Up?

Recently, the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics released its projections on the global use of prescription drugs through 2020. Here are some of the highlights: Overall Growth -  The overall...

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Enforcing Sunshine

As noted in a recent article from Policy and Medicine, we have now received our first definitive indication that the OIG and CMS are moving to enforce the Sunshine Act reporting requirements....

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Judicial flip-flop over whistleblowers

It seems that even the courts cannot come to a consensus over how to treat whistleblowers; even when it is written in a statute.  Apparently the 2nd and 5th Circuit Courts of Appeals have different...

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Who says crime doesn’t pay?

Apparently it does if you are the government.  Recently the Justice Department reported that False Claim Act settlements and judgements topped $5 billion in FY 2014.  While healthcare fraud is not...

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Changing the face of sunshine

In a  move that we've been anticipating since the enactment of the Physician's Payment Sunshine Act, Senators Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) introduced a bipartisan...

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Whistleblowing UK-style

Yesterday the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England's (Prudential Regulation Authority) issued new rules surrounding financial whistleblowing.  The new rules, which come on...

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Moving the needle

As compliance professionals, we spend a lot of time talking about how to change behavior.   As a recent New York Times article suggests, perhaps we need to start with understanding human behavior...

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