Merck agrees to pay $2.3
billion to the IRS.
The tax dispute stemmed from income attributed to a
partnership set up in Bermuda in 1993 to avoid taxes.
Merck acquired Medico
and gave two patents, for Zocor® and Mevacor®, to it's Bermuda
pays it's subsidiary royalties on the two drugs - in effect deducting income it
had paid itself.
Merck agrees to pay $671 million for
overcharging the government for four popular Medicaid drugs and for bribing
doctors to prescribe Vioxx®,
Zocor®, Mevacor® and Pepcid®.
Investigation triggered in 2000 by a former Merck salesman with an
itchy conscience who
blew the whistle.
Joseph Roth*, an account manager for
Israel based United Mizrahi
Bank, and rabbi Moshe Zigelman*, admitted to their parts in a tax evasion
scheme in which people made bogus tax-exempt donations to charitable
organizations related to Spinka, an
rabbi Moshe Zigelman admitted to soliciting donations by
promising to refund 80% to 95% of the sum.
Joseph Roth admitted he
established secret overseas bank accounts and bogus loans to facilitate the
transfer of funds and charged fees to repatriate the money.
medicare and corporate
"Many national healthcare plans provide universal
insurance at a lower per-capita cost than the American system with better
results." - JD Hunley
"A jury might think $45 million is fair and just
compensation to the family of the woman who died while hospital personnel
ignored her cries of pain. 1980s Under the
Reagan administration International Medical Centers run by George
Recarey expand rapidly due to a special exemption granted through the office of
The judge will automatically reduce any
possible verdict to $250,000 - the most in non-economic damages anyone can
recover for any injury or death caused by a healthcare provider.
cap was passed at the behest of the insurance industry and medical
establishment more than three decades ago.
It has never been changed or
adjusted - even for inflation.
We may be reaching a point at which
letting patients die is more cost-effective than treating them." - Linda
1987 A federal court jury finds Jorge
Recarey, Mariano Villa Del Rey and Antonio Fernandez Sr. guilty of labor
3 CONVICTED OF RACKETEERING
1994 National Medical Enterprises agreed to pay $379 million in
criminal fines, civil damages, and penalties for kickbacks and fraud at
National Medical Enterprises
substance abuse hospitals in more than 30 states.
settlement, National Medical Enterprises renames itself
October 1996 First American Health
Care of Georgia, Inc, later Integrated Health Services, Inc, agrees
to reimburse the
federal government $255 million for overbilling and making fraudulent
First American billed Medicare for costs
unrelated to the care of patients in their homes, including the personal
expenses of senior management, as well as marketing and lobbying expenses.
Epilogue: IHS files for
bankruptcy and never pays
November 1996 Laboratory
Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), agrees to pay $182 million to
resolve charges that it submitted false claims for medically unnecessary
laboratory tests to federal and state
health care programs.
The fraud involved bundled lab tests that were billed to Medicare as
free-standing tests, resulting in an eight-fold increase in charges to
March 1997 SmithKline Beecham
Clinical Laboratories Inc. (SBCL), now GlaxoSmith Kline, is ordered to pay
$325 million for filing false claims involving adding on laboratory tests not
requested by doctors and not medically necessary, billing for lab tests that
were not actually performed, giving kickbacks to doctors in order to get
business, and billing Medicare for dialysis testing already paid for by kidney
July 1998 Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Illinois (also known as Health Care Service Corporation)
pleeds guilty to eight felony counts and agrees to pay $144 million.
The nature of the fraud is that Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois
manipulated work samples and falsified reports to the Health Care Finance
Administration in order to conceal evidence of its poor performance as a
federally contracted processor of Medicare claims.
January 2000 Fresenius Medical
Care of North America, the world's largest provider of kidney dialysis
products and services, agreed to pay a fine of $486 million for a scam
involving National Medical Care, Inc. (NMC), a
subsidiary owned by Fresenius which included fraudulent and fictitious
blood testing claims by LifeChem, Inc. and fraudulent claims submitted
to Medicare for intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN), a nutritional
therapy provided to patients during dialysis treatments.
February 2000 Beverly Enterprises Inc., the nation's
largest assisted living facility chain, agreed to pay $175 million to resolve
civil and criminal charges that it defrauded Medicare by fabricating Medicare
December 2000 HCA The
Healthcare Company (formerly known as Columbia HCA),
the largest for-profit hospital chain in the
US, pleeds guilty to criminal conduct and agrees to pay more than $840
million in criminal fines, civil penalties and damages for unlawful billing
Fraud included: billing for lab tests not medically
necessary and not ordered by physicians, "upcoding" medical problems in order
to get higher reimbursements for more serious medical issues, billing the
government for advertising under the guise of "community education," and
billing the government for non-reimbursable costs incurred in the purchase of
health agencies around the country.
This agreement does not resolve
allegations that HCA unlawfully charged for the
costs of running its hospitals, and that it paid kickbacks to physicians to get
Medicare and Medicaid
patients referred to its facilities.
Vencor Inc., one of the nation's largest assisted living facility
chains, and Ventas Inc., a related real estate investment trust, agreed
to pay the US $104.5 million to resolve claims for failure to provide the
promised quality of care to assisted living facility patients due to
inadequate staffing, improper care of
bedsores, and failure to meet resident's basic dietary needs.
2001 Taketa-Abbott Pharmaceutical Products Inc. agreed to pay
$875 million to resolve criminal charges and civil liabilities in connection
with fraudulent drug pricing and marketing of Lupron®, a drug sold for $500
per dose for the treatment of
prostate cancer under
2002 Pfizer paid $49 million to settle state and
federal Medicaid fraud charges involving
2003 Bayer paid
$257,200,000 to settle Medicaid fraud charges involving a "lick and stick"
scheme in which Bayer
sold re-labeled products to an HMO at deeply discounted prices and then
concealed this discount in order to avoid rebating the government .
June 2003 AstraZeneca agreed to
pay $355,000,000 for providing free drug samples to doctors and telling them to
bill Medicare and Medicaid hundreds of dollars per sample.
agreed to pay $631 million in civil penalties and damages arising from false
claims, including cost report fraud and the payment of kickbacks to physicians,
submitted to Medicare and other federal health programs.
July 2003 CG Nutritionals, Inc. pled guilty to
obstructing a criminal investigation and defrauding the Medicare and Medicaid
programs and agreed to pay $400 million to resolve civil claims. In addition,
the subsidiary of Abbott Labs, CG Nutritionals, Inc., agreed to a
criminal fine of $200 million in relation to the sale of products which pump
special foods into the stomachs and digestive systems of patients who are not
able to ingest meals in a normal manner.
signed a corporate
integrity agreement and paid $88 million in a civil fine for overcharging
Medicaid for the
antidepressant, Paxil® and
nasal allergy spray, Flonase®.
Cannabis poses a
threat to oil,
Utilizing marijuana for a vast array of commercial products would
create a green economic revolution which would deprive these industries of
Cannabis ruderalis originated in the mountainous regions
northwest of the Himalayas in central Asia.
Cannabis sativa grows wild
in Europe, central Asia, and Asia Minor.
Cannabis sativa introduced
into American agriculture grows wild in Kentucky, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas as
well as other many other states.
Cannabis indica grows wild in India,
southeast Asia and the Himalayas.
Records of hemp farming date back 5000
years in China.
Hemp farming helped raise the
Pharaohs monuments in
When Nomadic "Aryan" tribes from
central Asia and Persia overran the entire Mediterranean
spreading out over the
Caucasus, west into Europe and southeast into the Indian
subcontinent they brought cannabis.
State Department estimates American cannabis cultivation was 10,000 metric tons
or 22 million pounds.
2006 The cash value of the
cannabis crop is estimated at $35.8 billion which exceedes the cash value of
In California 1.7 million plants are uprooted in 447 raids in 34
2007 In California 1.8 million plants
2008 California 1.9 million plants,
70% grown on public land uprooted.
California 4.4 million plants, mostly grown by Mexican cartels, are
California voters make recreational
cannabis use legal.
Cannabinoids naturally occur
in every living animal on the planet above hydra and mollusks, with the
exception of insects.
Are you an insect?
Cannabinoids increase brain
function and awareness.
actually good for you ?
Why is cannabis banned in
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