Speaker Programs and Co-Pay Assistance Post-Novartis

March 24, 2021 3:15pm

Savaria B. Harris
Senior Counsel, Regulatory Law
Johnson & Johnson

Marcos E. Hasbun
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Heidi A. Wendel
Attorney At Law
Law Office of Heidi A. Wendel PLLC


Christopher B. Harwood
Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC

At the time of press, according to USDOJ, the government has collected over $900 million from ten pharmaceutical companies for violations of the False Claims Act relating to the use of thirdparty foundations as kickback vehicles. Numerous settlements between USDOJ and pharmaceutical companies have revealed the details of federal investigations into alleged improper physician speaker programs and co-pay assistance.

This session will review recent case law and enforcement trends and consider the circumstances and formats speaker programs can take place.