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Whistle(blowing) While You Work: GAO Recommends Improvements to Whistleblower Protections Pilot Program

Posted in False Claims Act (FCA)
On March 2, 2017, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report highlighting necessary improvements to effectively implement the Whistleblower Protections Pilot Program (WPPP).  The WPPP, introduced in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, and made permanent by Congress in December 2016, expanded whistleblower rights against reprisal for employees of contractors,… Continue Reading

California State Whistleblower Claim Nets $30 Million Anti-Kickback Settlement from Life Sciences Company

Posted in State Whistleblower Laws
Life sciences companies continue to be the focus of whistleblower actions, not just on the federal level, but on the state level as well. Bristol-Myers Squibb (“BMS”) recently agreed to pay the State of California $30 million to resolve allegations stemming from a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that it paid illegal kickbacks to physicians.  The settlement… Continue Reading