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$40 million sanctions order against weight loss supplement manufacturer upheld
An appeals court found weight loss supplements manufacturer violated an injunction banning them from making efficacy claims without supporting competent and reliable scientific evidence.
Hospitals win, lowering off-campus payment rate exceeded CMS’ authority
CMS was unauthorized to ignore the statutory process for setting payment rates.
Drug used to make fentanyl may become a controlled substance
DEA proposes changing the status of norfentanyl to slow an "unprecedented outbreak of thousands of fentanyl-related overdoses."
Claim fails where parties aren’t put on notice of their alleged role in fraudulent scheme
A False Claims Act complaint must present more evidence than a general scheme allegedly carried out by multiple defendants without specifying who participated in what acts.
Retaliation claim under FCA does not require evidence FCA claim was filed
A retaliation claim requires only a showing that an employee took acts in furtherance of an FCA claim, not that they actually filed a claim.