Speaker Programs and Co-Pay Assistance Post-Novartis
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.