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Enforcement, Regulations

Sanctioning Doctors for Opioid Prescription Abuse

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Each day, more stories continue to dominate headlines concerning the country's opioid abuse and its impact on families, health, and the economy. With the crisis reaching a critical mass, the highest levels of government are working to address so many health concerns with an executive order recently released from the White House. This epidemic is also resulting in a record number of doctors being disciplined by medical boards for over-prescribing to patients. 

 Recently, the state of New Jersey ramped up its enforcement efforts by sanctioning 31 physicians for allegedly over-prescribing painkillers.  This is a trend that seems to put a dent in the proliferation of addiction to pain killers, and the epidemic of pain killer narcotic over-prescription.

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Fraud and Abuse, Penalties and Fines, Enforcement

Executive Liability is Here to Stay - Ask These Three CEO's

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Sally Yates & The Yates Memo

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates was serious when she said in her Yates Memo that her office will go deep into the organization and hold those persons who are found to have committed fraud personally liable. These are no longer scary words on paper or idle threats. If you need proof or don't believe her, ask these three senior healthcare executives their experience...

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