Life Science Compliance Update



One Purpose to Rule Them All – A Resounding “Yes” According to the District Court in U.S. EX Rel. Cairns

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Robert N. Wilkey, Esq., Staff Writer and Seth B. Whitelaw, J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., Editor for Life Science Compliance Update

The breadth of liability under the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute is a closely watched area. Recently, the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri concluded that liability might extend to a health care provider even where the plaintiff fails to demonstrate that the “primary purpose” of providing the benefits was to create an inducement. Although the impact of such Court case remains somewhat uncertain, it is expected that the Court’s ruling will continue to expand FCA and AKS liability


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