February 2, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • The Department of Justice secured more than $5 billion related to fraud and false claims in the health care sector in the year ending in September 2021, making up nearly 90 percent of the agency’s settlement proceeds for False Claims Act violations. The largest settlement had to do with drugmakers’ role in the opioid crisis, with others tied to the Medicare Advantage program, illegal kickbacks, and claims of providers offering unnecessary medical services. (Article here)