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From: Ruben Safir
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On 06/11/2017 02:09 AM, Ruben Safir wrote:
> On 06/11/2017 01:58 AM, Ruben Safir wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 08:15:37PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
>>> Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com):
>>>> Abbott Pharmacuetics is giving kickback to healthcare insurance
>>>> companies to mandate that Pharmacies must use their lifestyle diabetic
>>>> testing supplies. This is thanks to Obama care.
>>> If Abbott Pharmaceuticals is engaging in corruption, it should get
>>> prosecuted for that. Please provide your evidence to both this mailing
>>> list and state prosecutors. Thank you.
> It is fucking corrupt to give insurance companies kickbacks and then
> shake down healthcare providers, mostly pharmacists, so that they have
> to pay you for the privileged to provide healthcare for patients.
> You don't know a damn thing about health insurance or the scams of the
> healthcare business, of which this is one of the largest.
> If you say, one more time, that just because something is legal that
> it is not corruption and immoral, I'll kick you off the list and
> terminate the friendship.
> I've been doing healthcare for decades now and been screwed by
> this broad corruption for decades. It has destroyed a good part of my
> life, and caused enormous suffering.
> If you want a platform to drone on half baked legal arguments why it is
> moral for force healthcare providers to pay extortion to Abbott after
> Abbot goes about paying kickbacks to PBMs to make them the exclusive
> provider of diabetic supplies, you can do that on YOUR list.
> I don't care WHY you think this kind of racketeering is legal.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 27, 2013
Abbott Laboratories Pays U.S. $5.475 Million to Settle Claims That
Company Paid Kickbacks to Physicians
Abbott Laboratories has agreed to pay the United States $5.475 million
to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying
kickbacks to induce doctors to implant the company=E2=80=99s carotid, bilia=
and peripheral vascular products, the Justice Department announced
today. Abbott is a global pharmaceuticals and health care products
company based in Abbott Park, Ill.
=E2=80=9CPatients have a right to treatment decisions that are based on the=
own medical needs, not the personal financial interests of their health
care providers,=E2=80=9D said Assistant Attorney General Stuart F. Delery o=
Civil Division of the Department of Justice. =E2=80=9CKickbacks undermine =
ability of health care providers to objectively evaluate and treat their
patients, and will continue to be a primary focus of the Department=E2=80=
health care enforcement efforts.=E2=80=9D
The settlement resolves allegations that Abbott knowingly paid prominent
physicians for teaching assignments, speaking engagements and
conferences with the expectation that these physicians would arrange for
the hospitals with which they were affiliated to purchase Abbott=E2=80=99s
carotid, biliary and peripheral vascular products. As a result, the
United States alleged Abbott violated the Anti-Kickback Act and caused
the submission of false claims to Medicare for the procedures in which
these Abbott products were used.
=E2=80=9CPhysicians should make decisions regarding medical devices based on
what is in the best interest of patients without being induced by
payments from manufacturers competing for their business,=E2=80=9D said U.S.
Attorney Bill Killian of the Eastern District of Tennessee.
=E2=80=9COffering financial inducements can distort health care
decision-making,=E2=80=9D said Special Agent in Charge Derrick L. Jackson o=
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector
General in Atlanta. =E2=80=9COIG and our law enforcement partners vigilant=
protect government health programs from such alleged abuses.=E2=80=9D
Carotid and peripheral vascular products are used to treat circulatory
disorders by increasing blood flow to the head and various parts of the
body, respectively. Biliary products are used to treat obstructions
that occur in the bile ducts.
The settlement resolves allegations originally brought in a lawsuit
filed by Steven Peters and Douglas Gray, former Abbott employees, under
the qui tam provision of the False Claims Act , which allows
whistleblowers to file suit on behalf of the United States for false
claims and share in any recovery As part of today=E2=80=99s resolution, P=
and Gray will receive a total payment of more than $1 million.
This settlement illustrates the government=E2=80=99s emphasis on combating
health care fraud and marks another achievement for the Health Care
Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) initiative, which
was announced in May 2009 by Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and
Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The partnership between the
two departments has focused efforts to reduce and prevent Medicare and
Medicaid financial fraud through enhanced cooperation. One of the most
powerful tools in this effort is the False Claims Act. Since January
2009, the Justice Department has recovered a total of more than $17
billion through False Claims Act cases, with more than $12.2 billion of
that amount recovered in cases involving fraud against federal health
This settlement was the result of an investigation by the Justice
Department=E2=80=99s Civil Division, the U.S. Attorney=E2=80=99s Offices fo=
r the Eastern
District of Tennessee and the Northern District of California and the
Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human
The lawsuit is captioned United States ex rel. Peters et al. v. Abbott
Laboratories, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:09-CV-430 (E.D. Tenn.). The
claims settled by this agreement are allegations only, and there has
been no determination of liability.
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