We noted what is almost a truism in the criminal law realm these days in our immediately preceding blog post, namely, that health care fraud is a top-tier agenda item. We stated in our Hilder & Associates February 19 entry that it “stands out like Godzilla in the sights of state and federal regulators and law enforcers.”
The mantra “fraud, waste and abuse” is almost like the color red for Texas and national investigators focused on alleged fraud activities, especially in the white collar realm.
Counterfeit goods comprise what one online overview of the subject matter terms a “major industry.”
Many people who commit white collar crimes are employees who are known for their hard work ethic and success. That's part of what makes white collar crime so difficult to predict.
Whether it is TRICARE, Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance, regular reports from news outlets and press releases from the Department of Justice reveal that compounding pharmaceutical fraud is on the rise and likely to remain a focus of law enforcement for the foreseeable future.
Businesses love catchy slogans, and Walgreens had a memorable one for many years. The iconic national pharmacy chain -- in business for well over a century – long reminded customers visiting company stores that they were “at the corner of happy and healthy.”