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  • Is Whistle-Blowers Worth Rewarding Whistleblowers?

    of whistleblowing (Howse, R., and Daniels, R.J.). Moreover, the introduction of rewards often manifests the size of the scam revealed and alleviate more acts of whistleblowing. In these events, whistleblowers received huge rewards, which, in effect, increase the perceived benefits and the enormous profits to the government. For instance, Bayer and GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) conducted a Medicare fraud by selling relabelled drugs to an HMO at discounted prices and then concealed this information to avoid their obligations to pay millions of dollars to the Medicaid program. The total payment by both Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline was $344 million. The Whistleblower George Courto, a former marketing executive at Bayer, who is now deceased, filed the qui tam action against Bayer in 1999 and was awarded $34 million, which went to Courto’s estate. Another example, stated by John F. Murphy, in 2012, in a single case, the Government recovered $3 billion dollars. Ethical duty to spare the general public rights, informants perform an essential part in averting people from the unethical activities of the authorities. “They report misconduct or unethical practices on a fellow employee or superior within their company to other persons in the same organization through anonymous reporting mechanism” (Rowe, Linda and Howard 2009). These days, people are not aware of numerous unethical activities being practiced by the organizations such as administrative corruption, shady dealings because the…

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  • Case Study: Colonel Dynamo, Inc.

    Preliminary Statement The Plaintiff John Yuliano is a former employee of Colonel Dynamo, Inc.’s accounting and billing department. Colonel Dynamo, Inc. is a defense contractor who conducts 90% of its business with the U.S. military. Yuliano noticed irregularities with CDI’s billing for a government project and brought this to the attention to the project managers. Yuliano’s employment was terminated during a wave of company layoffs. Yuliano threatened CDI with a lawsuit for fraud and age…

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  • Civil False Claims Act

    In 1863 the federal government enacted the Civil False Claims Act, which also came to be known as the whistle-blower statute. Despite being given a derogatory colloquial name; the statute serves an essential purpose for dependency in government contracting. The law was strengthened in 1986 to provide a penalty of tremble damages in addition to 10,000 dollars per false claim against the defendant. The “whistle-blower,” now given the more pleasant term of “relator” may now collect between 15 and…

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  • Whistle Plowing Examples

    Another example of this would be in recent times whistle blowing became a big headline when Edward Snowden did so in 2013. Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA’s monitoring of phone and internet communcations. His actions had enormous impact on his own life, as well as policies and pracites within and between companies, industries and even countries. Codes of ethics that forbid retaliation are just empty words if unethical people aren 't held accountable. And a lack of accountability is the…

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  • Science Fiction In The Matrix And Star Wars

    Nonetheless, the genre also has many kinds of stories. Technologies that shows on the movie, game and novels seem fictional things. As the time goes on, the technologies can be really around us. Someone just feels that it cannot come true, but they can be surprised what it comes true. Going to space is still hard; however, someday everybody can go to space, live on another planet, exchange with other tribes such as Star Wars movie. In conclusion, Science Fiction will be close to everywhere. Star…

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  • 5 Elements Of A False Claim

    and enteral nutrients, equipment, and supplies 7.Prosthetics, orthotics, and prosthetic devices 8.Home health services and supplies 9.Outpatient prescription drugs 10.Inpatient and outpatient hospital Qui Tam Qui tam is a Latin phrase that means “he who as well for the king as for himself sues in this matter.” The Federal False Claim has the legal term mechanisms for Qui Tam that permits person and entities to sue the wrongdoer on behalf of the government w with evidence of fraud against federal…

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  • Vaxxed Argumentative Essay

    According to the article "Former Merck Scientists Sue Merck Alleging MMR Vaccine Efficacy Fraud" by Vera Sharav, Merck is being sued by former Merck scientist named Stephen A. Krahling and Joan A. Wlochowski. Their reason for filing a qui tam lawsuit corresponds to the reason why William Thompson leaked the misconduct of CDC. Issue of faking the documents about the MMR vaccine. To pour salt on Merck 's wound, Krahling and Wlochowski claim they have been "threatened with jail were they to alert…

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  • Mark Armstrong Case Study

    himself, through his wife 's income, not that he permitted a landfill. 5. Plaintiff alleges the State violated a written contract (pages 12-15 Complaint and Pages17-18 Memo of Law) and WYODEQ wrongfully terminated the Plaintiff as determined by the OAH then he was reinstated, and was never terminated nor resigned (Page 2 Order). Not that he resigned. 6. Plaintiff alleges that an Oral Contract was entered into by the State on the phone (Page13 Complaint), not that the State never answered the…

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  • The Consequences Of Turing Pharmaceuticals

    Conviction for a single violation under the Anti-Kickback Statute may result in a fine of up to $25,000 and imprisonment for up to five (5) years. In addition, conviction results in mandatory exclusion from participation in federal health care programs. Absent a conviction, individuals who violate the Anti-Kickback Statute may still face exclusion from federal health care programs at the discretion of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The government may also assess civil money…

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  • Healthcare Fraud Research Paper

    correct cases of fraud and abuse while creating awareness among employees on how to report possible fraudulent cases and ethical concerns. A pivotal statute to facilitate reporting of unethical conduct by employees is the False Claims Act of 1986 that has undergone several amendments. This law encourages ethical conduct through safeguarding whistle blowers from discrimination, loss of employment or civil litigation for disclosing unethical conduct likely to cause fraud or abuse of healthcare. It…

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