Indiana does have a state False Claims Act. Whistleblowers may file claims of fraud, waste or abuse affecting state government. If you have a whistleblower claim, please contact us so that a lawyer may advise you about your whistleblower rights under the state FCA as well as qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act.
Indiana Whistleblower and Qui Tam News
- Indiana Whistleblowers Accuse Teva Of Orchestrating Illegal Kickback Scheme
June 11, 2015 – A whistleblower lawsuit recently unsealed in an Indianapolis federal court accuses Teva Pharmaceuticals of orchestrating a giant kickback scheme aimed at boosting profits from the sales of its Multiple Sclerosis drug Copaxone and Parkinson’s Disease drug Azilect. According to a WTHR investigative report, Indiana whistleblowers allege that Teva is paying local doctors thousands of dollars in incentives to push the drugs on their patients, even when certain patients may respond more favorably to another drug made by a competitor.
- Whistleblowers allege drug kickbacks for local doctors
Jun 09, 2015 – INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana whistleblowers are exposing alleged healthcare fraud involving a high-stakes pharmaceutical company and local doctors. The insiders say some neurologists are getting “kickbacks” for prescribing certain drugs to patients. Kickbacks are such a big problem, the federal government now has “strike forces” going after what it calls fraud “hotspots,” according to the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program report for 2014.
- Whistleblowers Help Medicare Recover $7.5 Million With Power Scooter Lawsuit
June 2, 2015 – Two suppliers of power wheelchairs and mobility accessories will pay the U.S. government $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers under the False Claims Act alleging the companies falsified records and billings to cheat Medicare and other federal programs out of health care funds. Orbit Medical Inc. of Salt Lake City and its partial successor Rehab Medical Inc., based in Indianapolis, provide power wheelchairs and other equipment, such as canes, walkers, and power scooters to mobility-impaired Medicare beneficiaries.