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Health eSource April 2018

Vol. 14 No. 8  

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Legislation & Lobbying

False Claims Act -- Investigative Tools of the Trade

In the most general of terms, the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733, imposes liability for any person or entity who knowingly submits a false claim to the federal government, knowingly makes a false record or statement to get a false claim paid by the government, or knowingly fails to repay an amount owed to the government.

North America

Update Regarding the Importation of Prescription Drugs: Canadian Importer, President Plead Guilty

In March 2018, I wrote concerning the legal risks and hazards attendant importing prescription drugs into the United States from other countries. I noted the political cross-currents surrounding this activity: On the one hand, there is the natural desire by U.S. medical practitioners and patients to take advantage of the cheaper prices offered for comparable drugs in foreign countries, notably Canada, with which we share a common border.