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DEA & Pharmacies – the Time for Compliance Is Now

Back in November, the Whitelaw Compliance Group reported that the DEA was stepping up audits and enforcement actions against pharmacies.  Now we  begin to see the results. Palisade Pharmacy in Palisade, Colorado,  just agreed to pay $60,000 in civil penalties to...

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.  According to Mary Riordan, senior counsel at the Health and Human...

Corporate execs beware – Uncle Sam wants you!

In a previous post, we reported that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is shifting its focus to smaller businesses.  Now it seems that the DOJ also is changing the rules for individuals involved in corporate wrongdoing. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates issued a...

Size truly doesn’t matter any more

That apparently is true for Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Jacob Elberg, Chief of the Health Care and Government Fraud Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.  Speaking at the 9th Annual Forum on Transparency and Aggregate Spend this week,...