The Life Sciences Report - Spring 2012


In this issue:

- New Procedures for Challenging Patent Validity

- Aggressive Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Likely to Continue in 2012

- Life Sciences: The Rodney Dangerfield of Venture Capital

- Life Sciences Venture Financings for WSGR Clients

- Government Funding for Large and Small MedTech Companies

- Recent Life Sciences Highlights

An excerpt from "Aggressive Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Likely to Continue in 2012"

On February 14, 2012, Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a report on the government’s healthcare fraud prevention and enforcement efforts. The report showed that the federal government recovered nearly $4.1 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2011 as a result of these efforts—the highest amount ever recovered in a single year. With healthcare fraud enforcement proving to be a cash cow for a cash-strapped government, we can only expect increased criminal and civil enforcement of healthcare-related offenses.

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