Compounding Pharmacy Fraud

Compounding pharmacies can provide a valuable services when a patient needs a customized formulation of a prescription drug.  Unfortunately, because of lax regulations and high reimbursement, some compounding pharmacies can also present the potential for major risks to patient health and significant healthcare fraud, especially for fraudulent prescriptions for topical pain creams and scar creams.  

Protecting Whistleblowers from Retaliation: Using a Corporation or Partnership as the Whistleblower

Partnerships and LLCs, are they the magic bullet to help protect whistleblower confidentiality? In this video I discuss the benefits and limitations of whistleblowers using a corporate entity (like an LLC) or a partnership (LLP) to protect themselves from whistleblower retaliation. In short, using an LLC or LLP can be helpful, but: (1) only in specific limited situations; (2) there are risks that come with using a partnership or a corporate form while you are blowing the whistle; and (3) you cannot guarantee anonymity.   

The Financial Side of a Whistleblower Federal or State Case

The finances of a whistleblower case.  There are two important parts to this.  One, when a case is settling, how is the settlement amount calculated?  Two, once the settlement has happened, how much of that money does the whistleblower get?