Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harvard cracks down on docs with conflicts

Three years after they were fingered in a US Senate probe into the interplay between academics who receive grant money from both pharma and the National Institutes of Health, three prominent psychiatrists from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital have been sanctioned for violating conflict of interest rules and failing to report the extent of their payments. . . . . (read the whole thing).

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The SEC Whistleblower Program

Below are links and the regulations for the new Dodd-Frank Whistleblower program.  Check out the video from the hearing in which the SEC adopted, on a 3-to-2 vote, the new rules.

For analysis from the bar, click here for V&E; here for Baker Botts; here for Morgan Lewis; and the Corporate Law Report has a nice roundup.

From the press, click here for the WSJ; here for the NYT.

From the business community, click here for the Chamber of Commerce; and here for the ACC.

El Paso Doctor found guilty of Health Care Fraud

From my hometown, Dr. Anthony Valdez was convicted of health care fraud totaling more than $41 million.  He'll be sentenced later, but faces some serious jail time.   Below is the DoJ press release.  
Valdez Medfraud Verdict Final