Qui Tam Litigation: Peter Rost Suit Fails As Others Thrive
While whistleblowers have been scoring big payouts in suits alleging off-label promotion and kickbacks, Peter Rost struck out in his seven-year suit against Pfizer.
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Health Care Fraud Investigations Bedevil Pharma Industry: If You're Not Under Investigation, It's Only Because You've Recently Settled
Two months ago, the Department of Justice held a splashy news conference to announce its record-breaking $2.3 billion settlement with Pfizer. The event, which included HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, cast a spotlight on Pfizer's alleged off-label marketing and kickbacks to health care providers (1"The Pink Sheet," Sept. 7, 2009)