Jonathan Porter, writing for Healthcare Law Insights, highlights several types of fraud associated with medical research and clinical trials: Clinical trial fraud, grant fraud, and failure to disclose ties to foreign governments, are all types of fraud associated with medical research and clinical trials. The Department of Justice, through it’s consumer protection branch, has become more interested in this type of fraud, which will necessarily impact researchers, including universities and research hospitals:
What is clear from these cases is that universities and hospitals must be aware that they have liability if their employees commit fraud or make false statements. Investing in a robust compliance program to root out fraud is critical, in order to both reduce False Claims Act risk and to save institutional reputation. Contact your Husch Blackwell attorney today with questions.