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Samuel C. Bernstein

Photo of Samuel C. Bernstein Sam focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory compliance, general corporate representation of healthcare providers and suppliers, contract negotiation, and transactional matters.

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New York Pharmacy Owners Indicted for Alleged Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Fraud, Deception and False Claims
On May 2, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of two New York state pharmacy owners for their participation in an alleged $29 million healthcare fraud scheme. They face charges of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to pay illegal healthcare kickbacks and bribes. Read on for… Continue Reading

Ophthalmic Distributor May Face $848M in Penalties for Kickbacks, False Claims Act Violations

Fraud, Deception and False Claims
On Feb. 28, a federal jury in the District of Minnesota found the Cameron-Ehlen Group, d/b/a Precision Lens, and its founder and owner guilty of paying kickbacks to ophthalmic surgeons in violation of the False Claims Act and Federal Anti-Kickback Statute between 2006 and 2015. Read on for details about this case, which illustrates the… Continue Reading

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Agrees to $900 Million Dollar False Claims Act Settlement to Resolve Kickback Claims

Fraud, Deception and False Claims
On July 20th, on the eve of trial, Biogen Inc. agreed to pay $900 million dollars to settle claims that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by allegedly paying improper consulting and speaker fees and providing lavish meals and entertainment (in violation of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS)) to medical providers to induce… Continue Reading

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