Omnicare reaches $124 million settlement in nursing home kickbacks case
Jun 26, 2014
The nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy has agreed to a $124 million settlement over claims of kickbacks to nursing homes in the form of price breaks on certain drugs, the U.S. Department of...
Supreme Court to hear case sparked by Omnicare deals
Apr 01, 2014
A recent $4 million legal settlement over kickbacks for anemia drug Aranesp is small change compared to other recent deals Omnicare has made with federal authorities. News of these payouts hasn’t...
Supreme Court to decide whether Omnicare made illegal false statements to investors about nursing home...
Mar 06, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case alleging that the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy, Omnicare, broke the law by keeping potential investors in the dark about kickbacks to nursing homes,...
Government, Abbott Laboratories reach $5.5M settlement over stents
Jan 07, 2014
The Department of Justice and Abbott Laboratories agreed to a $5.48 million settlement on Dec. 27 related to allegations that physicians received kickbacks for pushing stents.
Doctor admits kickback role in sending homeless people to nursing homes, hospitals
Dec 16, 2013
A California physician received kickbacks from skilled nursing facilities as part of a large-scale scheme to defraud government health programs, authorities announced Friday. Ovid Mercene, M.D., pleaded...
A tough retirement nest egg, the whistle-blowing way
James M. Berklan
Nov 07, 2013
Two big reactions hit me when news of Johnson & Johnson’s $2.2 billion Risperdal settlement with the government landed this week. First, J&J probably made a lot more than it’s paying out and,...
The tricky language in long-term care
Sep 12, 2013
Of the many hot words in long-term care, two are guaranteed to get people’s ears to perk up: “abuse” and “kickbacks.”
Judge allows whistleblower FCA case against Omnicare
Aug 01, 2013
A whistleblower who alleges Omnicare Inc. paid kickbacks to nursing homes did not violate the False Claims Act, a judge has ruled.
Judge denies Omnicare’s ‘untimely’ motion to disqualify whistleblower in nursing home...
Jun 19, 2013
Omnicare has failed to disqualify a whistleblower who alleges the long-term care pharmacy paid kickbacks to nursing homes, ruled a district court judge.
Nursing home hospice doctor faces up to 25 years in jail after kickback conviction
Jun 05, 2013
A federal jury recently convicted a Philadelphia physician of receiving kickbacks from a hospice provider in exchange for referring Medicare and Medicaid patients. Eugene Goldman, M.D., will be sentenced...