This country needs ordinary Americans to step forward and step up'individuals who will 'do the right thing.' Effective enforcement of our nation's laws to solve the opioid crisis is dependent upon help from individuals with first-hand knowledge of the harmful practices that have brought us to the regrettable circumstances we find ourselves in today. The False Claims Act'the Justice Department's primary civil enforcement tool'provides financial rewards to whistleblowers. It is a legitimate enforcement tool to augment the efforts of the Justice Department. Insiders with personal knowledge of abusive practices that put patients at risk and waste taxpayer dollars can make an enormous difference.
Renée Brooker & Eva Gunasekera,
The False Claims Act as Fail-Safe in a Deregulated Environment,
Emory Corp. Governance & Accountability Rev.
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