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A small drug company that was bought last year by Bausch & Lomb has pleaded guilty to bribing doctors to prescribe eye pain drug Xibrom for unapproved uses and will pay $33.5 million in fines to settle both a criminal and...more
When the Second Circuit issued its December 3, 2012 decision in United States v. Caronia, the opinion was proclaimed by many to signal a sea change in the prosecution of off-label promotion....more
Following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's investigation into the alleged fraudulent practices of a debt relief company, the CFPB and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced the...more
On May 7, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced mail and wire fraud charges against a debt settlement firm, its owner, and three of its employees. ...more
On April 10, 2013, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment against 34 individuals and 23 companies for their involvement with online sports wagers. According to the indictment, Legendz Sports,...more
For years, the U.S. Department of Justice has aggressively pursued and brought charges over “off-label promotions”—the promotion of drugs for uses that have not received FDA approval—by pharmaceutical manufacturers and their...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the wire fraud and misbranding convictions and sentence of InterMune Inc. founder W. Scott Harkonen. United States v. Harkonen, No. 11-10209 (9th Cir. March 4, 2013)....more
The Ninth Circuit has reopened a door for off-label marketing prosecutions, and it is important to review your compliance and risk management programs in light of this recent decision. Last December, the pharmaceutical and...more
Several recent stories have highlighted the concerns over personal information, privacy and the reach of mobile apps. Once again, the law is labouring to keep up with technology....more
Alfred Caronia was a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company. And, despite what you might think by reading some of the literature, being a pharmaceutical sales rep is not a crime. It's even more emphatically not a crime after...more
On December 3, 2012, a panel of three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned the November 2009 conviction of Alfred Caronia for conspiracy to introduce a misbranded drug into interstate commerce...more
On December 3, 2012, a divided Second Circuit held in United States v. Caronia (“Caronia”) that the misbranding provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”) do not criminalize “the truthful off-label...more
In a long-awaited decision, on December 3, 2012, a divided panel (2–1) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the conviction of Alfred Caronia, a former pharmaceutical sales representative for Jazz...more
It's an odd week for wins in the federal appellate courts.
The Second Circuit ruled that the First Amendment protects (some kinds of) promotional activity for off-label use of drugs. Any time the First Amendment is...more
The Second Circuit's December 3, 2012 decision in United States v. Caronia, No. 09-5006-CR, could cause a sea change in the growing number of prosecutions brought by the government to prevent the off-label promotion of drugs...more
In a much-anticipated decision, a federal court of appeals has ruled that the government cannot criminally prosecute pharmaceutical manufacturers and their representatives under the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (“FDCA”) for...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit upheld a First Amendment challenge to the federal prosecution of pharmaceutical salesperson Alfred Caronia for off-label marketing, http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions. Given...more
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a decision issued on December 3, 2012, in United States v. Caronia, threw out a criminal conviction of the defendant Alfred Caronia, a pharmaceutical sales person, for an...more
The Second Circuit, New York’s federal court of appeals, this week issued its long-awaited decision in United States v. Caronia and vacated the conviction of a pharmaceutical sales representative for off-label promotion. In a...more
The South Carolina Supreme Court recently had occasion to consider the application of the federal Stored Communications Act. Three of the five Justices on the Court issued opinions in the case, underscoring the difficulties...more
The enforcement of sanctions against antitrust cartels remained at the forefront of both Canada’s Competition Bureau and global antitrust regulators in 2011. While there continue to be only a small number of multinational...more
On 4 October 2011 the Court of Justice (the "CoJ") handed down its much awaited judgment on questions referred to it from the English High Court. The questions related to two joined cases, including Ms. Murphy's well...more
Poker Pro Files Suit in Wake of Online Poker Crackdown: In April 2011, in connection with a criminal indictment, federal prosecutors filed a civil complaint against the three online poker companies — Poker Stars, Full Tilt...more
Corporatize Corruption: Its a win win situation for all concerned, our government stands to gain by way of taxes from the government officials which opens up the largest segment for earning tax, the officials stand to gain by...more
This is the sixth of a regular series of posts that summarize and wrap up our latest thoughts that have appeared recently on Ifrah Law’s blogs.
1. Perjury, Obstruction and Barry Bonds’ Conviction
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