The Daily Scan

May 23, 2018

Last Updated: 8:50 AM EST

Litigation

  • A grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Michigan returned an indictment yesterday charging a former healthcare consultant with wire fraud, mail fraud, corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the internal revenue laws, and tax evasion. From 2011-2014, Sonja Emery falsely represented her professional status, educational background, and work experience to secure and maintain highly paid consulting positions in the healthcare industry. (Justice.gov)

 

  • A former executive at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and the onetime head of a small mail-order pharmacy were convicted by a federal jury in Manhattan yesterday of using a secret kickback arrangement to defraud the drugmaker. (NYTimes.com)

 

  • A Poughkeepsie, NY based oncologist and his wife/office manager were sentenced yesterday in connection with administering unapproved, foreign drugs. (Justice.gov)

Regulation

  • The FDA has issued warning letters yesterday to three marketers and distributors of kratom products for illegally selling unapproved kratom-containing drug products with unproven claims about their ability to help in the treatment of opioid addiction and withdrawal. (FDA.gov)

 

  • According to an audit released yesterday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the South African National Department of Health did not always manage and expend the President's emergency plan for AIDS relief funds in accordance with award requirements. (OIG.HHS.gov)

Private Sector

  • NYC Health + Hospitals is pursuing arbitration to recover $11.5 million in wrongfully denied bills submitted to United Healthcare, the public health system announced yesterday. Covering July 1, 2014, to December 31, 2017, the bills reflect care provided to United Healthcare beneficiaries in the inpatient settings of NYC Health + Hospitals. (NYCHealthandHospitals.org)

 

 

 

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