U.S. Dept of Justice Alleges Doctors Took Bribes and Kickbacks from Drug Company

ProPublica reports on a whistleblower lawsuit against doctors and the drug company Novartis.

“Novartis corrupted the prescription drug dispensing process with multi-million dollar ‘incentive programs’ that targeted doctors who, in exchange for illegal kickbacks, steered patients toward its drugs,” Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement.

These kinds of lawsuits never occur in Canada due to Canada’s lack of whistleblower protections.