Is your pharmacy or other healthcare organization engaged in illegal practices involving pharmaceuticals compounds? If so, you may be needed to serve as a whistleblower. Your action may prevent patients from being harmed or the public from being defrauded.
Whistleblowers play an essential role in bringing these cases to the attention of investigators. These types of claims are typically involved public programs and may be covered by the False Claims Act (FCA).
In addition to providing enhanced penalties for fraud, this act allows some whistleblowers to serve as “relators.” Relators sue on the government’s behalf and may be allowed to collect a portion of the funds that are recovered. In some cases, this portion amount to millions of dollars.
It’s wise to speak to a lawyer before you blow the whistle on pharmacy practices. The information below can help you understand what issues may be involved with compounding pharmaceutical fraud cases.