Florida Pharmaceutical Fraud Attorney
Helping Whistleblowers Take Legal Action
Pharmaceutical fraud is a growing concern that costs the U.S. healthcare system billions every year. Abusive practices and schemes in the industry can take many forms ranging from illegal marketing activities and paying kickbacks to physicians and other providers, to intentionally overcharging for medication under Medicare, Medicaid, and other government-sponsored programs. Like other types of health care fraud, pharmaceutical fraud is a crime that can only be stopped through the efforts of honest people who are willing to come forward and blow the whistle on these illegal practices.
If you have evidence of pharmaceutical fraud, it is important to consult with a lawyer who is capable of handling these highly specialized cases. At The Florida Law Group, we are well prepared to help you take the appropriate legal action to stop these criminal activities. Whether you are an employee who wants to file a claim against your employer or a patient who has been harmed by a fraudulent or abusive practice, a Florida pharmaceutical fraud attorney at our firm will answer your questions and carefully guide you every step of the way.
What is Pharmaceutical Fraud?
Pharmaceutical fraud can involve a wide range of activities, but some of the most common forms include:
- Pharmaceutical companies that promote or market the use of prescription drugs for “off-label” purposes (using an approved drug to treat a condition that is not indicated on the drug’s labeling or using the drug in any manner that is set forth on the drug’s label)
- Drug manufacturers that violate Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations setting forth standards for manufacturing prescription medications
- Companies that falsely report the “best price” (lowest price available) for a drug to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Pharmaceutical companies that provide kickbacks to hospitals and doctors to induce them to prescribe their drugs to patients or accepting kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies
These are just a few examples of some of the more common types of pharmaceutical fraud. With so many different organizations and individuals operating in a fast-paced and ever-changing industry, new schemes emerge all the time. Thankfully, the False Claims Act and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute provide an avenue for individuals to step forward and report offending companies.
How Can a Florida Pharmaceutical Fraud Attorney Help Me Report a Violation?
If you suspect that a drug company or any other player in the healthcare industry has committed pharmaceutical fraud, we can help you determine the best way to handle the situation. Depending upon the specifics of your case, you may be able to file a qui tam lawsuit to help stop these activities. In a qui tam suit, private citizens who blow the whistle on wrongdoers may be eligible to receive a portion of the government’s recovery. Additionally, employees who bring a whistleblower action are generally protected from retaliation by their employers.
The Florida Law Group offers free, confidential consultations to individuals in Florida who are considering blowing the whistle on pharmaceutical fraud. When you schedule an appointment with our firm, a Florida pharmaceutical fraud attorney will meet with you to evaluate your case and explain the steps involved in filing a whistleblower lawsuit. Your attorney will provide straightforward answers to your questions at all times and discuss other potential legal avenues that may be open to you. To get the process started, call us today at 833-352-5297.