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Luke_Wilbur    5

Hey Joe,

 

Don't worry buddy. We will get this resolved.

 

Remember we called Friday and the woman said that you would health insurance back.

 

I am contacting the following

 

Uma Ahluwalia, Director

401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-777-1245

Email: hhsmail@montgomerycountymd.gov

Description: Health and Human Services assures the provision of integrated services addressing the health and human service needs of Montgomery County residents. The department develops and implements policies and procedures which further this end and maximizes the resources available for direct, customer-oriented services while maintaining adequate management oversight at minimum costs. Innovative approaches to service delivery and system coordination are piloted and evaluated by Health and Human Services. It also develops and maintains a broad network of community, non-profit, public, and private sector delivery organizations in a sustained and substantial partnership.

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Luke_Wilbur    5

I spoke with Jonathon. He was pleasant and helpful

 

Told me Medical Assistance was terminated on April 30.

 

Joe moved out of Maryland. The CROWE CHEPPELL case manager 410-767-8903 in Baltimore put that Joe Knight.

 

Jonathon gave me the Montgomery Country Benifits number at 240-777-5120. I told Jonathon I contacted a woman at that number last friday. She told me that Joe should not have been terminated. That she was going to contact Joe's health care provider and resolved this mess. She told me it would take 24 hours to process. To this date Joe still does not have medical coverage. Since Monday I have left many messages and received no return phone calls.

 

Jonathon gave me the number of the main Office of Human Resources for Montgomery County at 240-777-5000

 

Jonathon told me to make sure that I get a name of the person I spoke to.

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Luke_Wilbur    5

Mirium of Records Management x75112 told me this is the wrong department. Mirium was going to transfer me over to the Benefits Department at 240-777-5120. I tolds

 

Manger of Benefits is Belinda Focal 240-777-5076

 

I left a message for Belinda to give me a call. I have also contacted Blue Cross - Blue Shield.

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Luke_Wilbur    5

I am now contacting the

 

District of Columbia

Department of Health

825 North Capitol Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002

Tel: (202) 442-5955

 

Transferred me to:

 

DC Department of Health Care Finance

825 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 500

Washington, DC 20001 (202) 442-5988

 

Transferred me to:

 

Department of Human Services Income Maintenance Administration (IMA)

Eckington Service Center

Eckington 51 N Street, NE

Tel: (202) 724-8720

 

Left Message with Nicole Davis - Social Representative

202-724-2023

 

For DC Residents looking for medical assistance please go here:

 

http://dhs.dc.gov/dhs/cwp/view,a,3,q,492404.asp

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Luke_Wilbur    5

I did finally speak with Mrs Raven a social care worker.

 

Department of Human Services Income Maintenance Administration (IMA)

Eckington Service Center

Eckington 51 N Street, NE

Tel: (202) 724-8720

 

She told me to fill out the Medical Assistance form:

 

http://dhs.dc.gov/dhs//lib/dhs/pdfs/ima/im..._v24_091305.pdf

 

And to bring his birth certificate, social security card, his identification card, and statement that he lives at the DC address.

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Luke_Wilbur    5

Francesca Dennis was completely helpful restoring Joe's Montgomery County benefits. told me that all of Joe's health benefits are up. Francesca stated that Joe will receive a bill from Conexis in the mail. We are going to 101 Monroe Street, 7th Floor Rockville, Maryland. Park in the Jury lot.

 

Joe found out that his bills were formerly paid by his mother. His mother's family was supposed to pay the bills. There was no payment to Conexis since March 2009. His current bill with Conexis is close to $1000.00. Conexis stopped coverage. Joe also found out that the State of Maryland terminated his Medicaid coverage before he had transferred over to the District's Medicaid Network.

 

Therefore Joe currently had no primary or secondary coverage. Francesca stated that Joe's prescription coverage should have been reinstated. Joe now has to pay all money up front and wait to get reimbursed. Francesca stated that he will have to decide whether or not we want to continue coverage.

 

240-777-5120

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Left message with RICHARD CROWE CHAPPEL on giving me Joe's termination.

 

I spoke with Jonathon. He was pleasant and helpful

 

Told me Medical Assistance was terminated on April 30.

 

Joe moved out of Maryland. The CROWE CHEPPELL case manager 410-767-8903 in Baltimore put that Joe Knight.

 

Jonathon gave me the Montgomery Country Benifits number at 240-777-5120. I told Jonathon I contacted a woman at that number last friday. She told me that Joe should not have been terminated. That she was going to contact Joe's health care provider and resolved this mess. She told me it would take 24 hours to process. To this date Joe still does not have medical coverage. Since Monday I have left many messages and received no return phone calls.

 

Jonathon gave me the number of the main Office of Human Resources for Montgomery County at 240-777-5000

 

Jonathon told me to make sure that I get a name of the person I spoke to.

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I spoke with Rich Crow-Cheppell with Interstate PAC. He confirmed Joe’s medical assistance has been terminated and is faxing a confirmation to me. He also said DC can call him directly at 410-767-8903.

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Luke_Wilbur    5

This is completely absurd. Maryland and the District benefits departments do not want to communicate with each other. Each one offers their general telephone numbers to each other. What is even more absurd is they do not have the staff to answer the calls. The only way you can actually get something done is wait in line for five hours to get a five minute consultation of what needs to be done next.

 

Now the Eckington service center is stating that Joe is over qualified since he is getting survivor benefits from the death of his mother and father. He gets a check for $1,100.00 from Social Security. That is it. Mrs White said he Joe is going to have to spend down to get his benefits. This means will be only allowed to have $600.00 a month to use for his food and shelter.

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http://www.adainfo.org/links/ Nice resource link, and the reason I choose to go at it off the government system is that as long as you make under 1,100 then you are covered. Add to that, that even if you are covered? The coverage is minimal at best.

 

Then to top it all off you got states cutting back on medical service for folks with disabilities, and that was before the recession.

 

Plus the democrats want to cover everyone who makes under 88k, and the only way to do that is to nail the most vulnerable groups out there. Because it's not one disabled group that will get hit by the democrats plan, but ALL disabled groups across the board. The mortality rates WILL increase "It's the reality of what the democrats plan WILL DO".

 

That’s why I am pushing for insurance for people with pre-existing conditions. More people with in the work force, and other than more money coming into the system, it also means that the expenses are spread out through out the society as a whole.

 

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This is completely absurd. Maryland and the District benefits departments do not want to communicate with each other. Each one offers their general telephone numbers to each other. What is even more absurd is they do not have the staff to answer the calls. The only way you can actually get something done is wait in line for five hours to get a five minute consultation of what needs to be done next.

 

Now the Eckington service center is stating that Joe is over qualified since he is getting survivor benefits from the death of his mother and father. He gets a check for $1,100.00 from Social Security. That is it. Mrs White said he Joe is going to have to spend down to get his benefits. This means will be only allowed to have $600.00 a month to use for his food and shelter.

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http://www.adainfo.org/links/ Nice resource link, and the reason I choose to go at it off the government system is that as long as you make under 1,100 then you are covered. Add to that, that even if you are covered? The coverage is minimal at best.

 

Then to top it all off you got states cutting back on medical service for folks with disabilities, and that was before the recession.

 

Plus the democrats want to cover everyone who makes under 88k, and the only way to do that is to nail the most vulnerable groups out there. Because it's not one disabled group that will get hit by the democrats plan, but ALL disabled groups across the board. The mortality rates WILL increase "It's the reality of what the democrats plan WILL DO".

 

That’s why I am pushing for insurance for people with pre-existing conditions. More people with in the work force, and other than more money coming into the system, it also means that the expenses are spread out through out the society as a whole.

 

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451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 700

Rockville, MD 20850

TOLL FREE: 800-949-4232 V/TTY (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV)

LOCAL: 301-217-0124 V/TTY

FAX: 301-217-0754

 

Maynor Guillen stated that Joe should use the DC Center for Independant Living. They are non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities. Their phone number is

202.889-5202

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Make No mistake what so ever, what I said still remains in affect.

 

 

Add to that, that even if you are covered? The coverage is minimal at best.

 

Then to top it all off you got states cutting back on medical service for folks with disabilities, and that was before the recession.

 

Plus the democrats want to cover everyone who makes under 88k, and the only way to do that is to nail the most vulnerable groups out there. Because it's not one disabled group that will get hit by the democrats plan, but ALL disabled groups across the board. The mortality rates WILL increase "It's the reality of what the democrats plan WILL DO".

 

That’s why I am pushing for insurance for people with pre-existing conditions. More people with in the work force, and other than more money coming into the system, it also means that the expenses are spread out through out the society as a whole.

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Please keep us up to date on how it's going with Joe. I am sure that I am not the only one who is curious.

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Just want everyone to know that the Insurance companies must ACCEPT people with Pre-Existing Conditions.

 

Other than Universal Health Care that the democrats are pushing, REMEMBER this well; With Universal Health Care comes with a Price called Entitlement Reform under Social Security.

 

 

To ALL disabled groups out there across the board; You know we need this no matter with which disabled group you are with.

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Luke_Wilbur    5

Here is an update on Joe's status. We just faxed Joe's "Discharge from Maryland Medical Assistance" to Kim Wilson of the Eckington Service Center at 202.724-4989. Joe is going to call Kim Wilson to see if she has in fact received the fax.

 

In addition, Joe has to fill out another form for District of Columbia department of Disability Services. I am going to contact

 

Denise Gomez, M.S.

Program Specialist II

Montgomery County Dept. of Health & Human Services

Resource Coordination

11 N. Washington St., Ste. 450

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone. (240) 777-4524, Fax. (240) 777-4625

 

Denise worked with Joe over the years and really helped him. We are very grateful for her services. I am going to have her contact

 

Michelle Hawkins

Community Outreach Specialist

Intake and Eligibility Unit

202.730-1813

 

Michelle stated that I would have to prove that Joe has a mental disability. Hopefully Denise can help us with that.

 

http://dds.dc.gov

 

http://dds.dc.gov/dds/site/default.asp

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Luke_Wilbur    5

Michelle Hawkins was not in the office.

 

Her voice mail stated to contact her supervisor, Alice M. Anderson, at 202-730-1745.

 

Left message with Alice Anderson.

 

Kim Wilson stated that the Eckington Service Center did receive Joe's fax and will update his case.

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Luke_Wilbur    5

Joe and I went to CVS pharmacy at Wildwood Shopping Center in Bethesda, Maryland this last Friday.

 

CVS told Joe that his medicaid was not allowing Joe to get Nexium.

 

Nexium is used in the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Healing of Erosive Esophagitis NEXIUM® is indicated for the short-term treatment (4 to 8 weeks) in the healing and symptomatic resolution of diagnostically confirmed erosive esophagitis.

 

Joe's excessive vomiting is a common symptoms of Reflux. His doctor prescribed Nexium to combat the Gastritis found in the lining of his stomach.

 

Joes' prolonged use of Ziprixa has had an effect on his body.

 

Zyprexa Press Release

 

June 9, 2005, St. Louis, Missouri -- Eli Lilly Agrees to Pay Approximately $700M in Zyprexa Settlement - Brown & Crouppen Poised to Assist Victims

 

Brown & Crouppen’s team of professional lawyers is pursuing claims on behalf of individuals who have taken Zyprexa, an anti-psychotic drug manufactured by Eli Lilly & Co.

 

Late Thursday, June 9, 2005, Lilly announced that it will settle approximately three-quarters of the liability claims stemming from claims that the label on Zyprexa medication boxes failed to provide adequate warning that the drug could put patients more at risk for developing diabetes.

 

Zyprexa is the brand name for olanzapine. It is considered an “atypical” antipsychotic medication used to treat Schizophrenia and Bipolar Mania. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996, it is thought that Zyprexa works by decreasing the effects of two chemical messengers in the brain, serotonin and dopamine.

 

While Eli Lilly continues to enjoy the profits from Zyprexa sales, some feel that patients continue to suffer from the known and newly discovered health risks associated with the drug.

 

Anyone who has, or is currently taking the drug Zyprexa and has experienced diabetes or other glucose abnormalities, should contact Brown & Crouppen today.

 

About Brown & Crouppen

 

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For additional information, please visit www.brownandcrouppen.com , www.Zyprexa-Lawyers.com or contact:

 

Brown & Crouppen, Attorneys at Law

Main Office

720 Olive Street

Suite 1800

St. Louis, MO 63101

DLawrence@BrownandCrouppen.com

Phone Toll-Free: 866-991-4700

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Luke_Wilbur    5

Just received a call this afternoon from Brown & Crouppen, Attorneys at Law. They told me that they are no longer accepting claim applications. The attorney advised Joe to contact the District of Columbia Bar and see who else is pursuing the case.

 

On the evening of June 9, 2005, Eli Lilly & Co. announced that it will pay nearly $700 million to settle about three-quarters of the liability claims that labels on its anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa failed to provide adequate warning that the drug could put patients more at risk for developing diabetes.

 

The Indianapolis-based drugmaker will establish a fund, not to exceed $690 million, to settle an estimated 8,000 claims of damages. The settlement came after only five plaintiffs had given depositions in the mass litigation, and before any substantive depositions had been taken from Lilly executives or scientists. When finalized, the settlement will resolve about 75 percent of Zyprexa claims pending in the United States.

 

http://www.biznc.com/zyprexa_alert.html

 

 

Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have been investigating whether Lilly played down side effects of Zyprexa and promoted it for unapproved uses. The settlement removes the specter of a criminal indictment of Lilly, which could have threatened the company's lucrative business with Medicare and Medicaid.

 

The company has been resolving thousands of lawsuits as well as state investigations. In October, it agreed to pay $62 million to 32 states and the District of Columbia that had been probing consumer-protection claims.

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123201838370585347.html

 

Federal prosecutors have been investigating Lilly for its marketing of Zyprexa since 2004, and state attorneys general since 2005. The people involved in the investigations said the inquiries gained momentum after December 2006, when The New York Times published articles describing Lilly’s multiyear efforts to play down Zyprexa’s side effects and to promote the drug for conditions other than schizophrenia and severe bipolar disorder — a practice called off-label marketing.

 

Internal Lilly marketing documents and e-mail messages showed that Lilly wanted to convince doctors to prescribe Zyprexa for patients with age-related dementia or relatively mild bipolar disorder.

 

In one document, an unidentified Lilly marketing executive wrote that primary care doctors “do treat dementia” but leave schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to psychiatrists. As a result, “dementia should be first message” to primary-care doctors, according to the document, which appears to be part of a larger marketing presentation but is not marked more specifically. Later, the same document says that some primary care doctors “might prescribe outside of label.”

 

In late 2000, Lilly began a marketing campaign called Viva Zyprexa and told its sales representatives to suggest that doctors prescribe Zyprexa to older patients with symptoms of dementia.

 

The documents were under federal court seal when The Times published the articles, and Judge Jack B. Weinstein of Federal District Court in Brooklyn rebuked The Times for publishing them.

 

The settlement negotiations in Philadelphia began several months ago, according to the people involved in the investigation.

 

Last fall, the two sides were close to a deal in which Lilly would have paid less than $1 billion to settle the case, which at the time consisted only of a civil complaint.

 

Then Justice Department lawyers in Washington pressed for a grand jury investigation to examine whether Lilly should be charged criminally for its promotional activities, according to the people involved in the negotiations. A few days ago, facing the possibility of both civil and criminal charges, Lilly opened new discussions with the prosecutors in Philadelphia.

 

http://psychrights.org/articles/NYTimes080...WithGummint.htm

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PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY ELI LILLY TO PAY RECORD

 

$1.415 BILLION FOR OFF-LABEL DRUG MARKETING

 

Criminal Penalty is Largest Individual Corporate Criminal Fine

 

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey and Acting United States Attorney Laurie Magid today announced the filing of a criminal information against, and a civil settlement with, pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the off-label marketing of the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa.

 

The monetary settlement, totaling $1.415 billion, is the largest amount paid by a single defendant in the history of the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”).

Joining Mukasey and Magid in today’s announcement were Assistant Attorney General Gregory Katsas, who is in charge of DOJ’s Civil Division; Director of DOJ’s Office of

Consumer Litigation, Eugene Thirolf; Special Agent-in-Charge of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service Ed Bradley; Special Agent-in-Charge of the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations Kim Rice; and Special Agent-in-Charge Patrick Doyle of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

The Criminal Charge

 

The information charges Eli Lilly with the misdemeanor of introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce between September 1999 and November 2003. The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) had approved Zyprexa for use by adults for treatment of schizophrenia and certain types of bipolar disorder. Eli Lilly has admitted that it illegally marketed Zyprexa for uses never approved by the FDA. Among other things, the government alleges that these uses included treatment of elderly patients for such things as sleep disorders and dementia.

 

According to the information, Eli Lilly targeted its illegal marketing of Zyprexa to two types of doctors: those who treat the elderly in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and primary care physicians. In September 1999, Eli Lilly began encouraging doctors to prescribe the drug for the treatment of dementia, Alzheimer’s, agitation, aggression, hostility, depression, and generalized sleep disorder.

 

Zyprexa was not approved for use for any of these disorders, which, unlike schizophrenia, are prevalent in the elderly population.

 

Nevertheless, Eli Lilly’s long-term care sales force promoted the use of Zyprexa in elderly populations for these symptoms. Because one of Zyprexa’s side effects is sedation, Eli Lilly directed its long-term care sales force to tell doctors that Zyprexa would help patients with sleep problems, behavioral issues, and dementia.

 

They claimed this side effect was a therapeutic benefit, not an adverse event, with the sales slogan “5 at 5,” that five milligrams of Zyprexa at 5 p.m. would help their patients sleep.

 

Then in 2000, Eli Lilly expanded its illegal marketing to primary care physicians with its primary care sales force in the “Viva Zyprexa” campaign, adding even more sales representatives.

 

The goal of the campaign was to make Zyprexa an “everyday agent in primary care” even though the company recognized that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder were not viewed as conditions typically treated by primary care physicians.

 

Lilly instructed the sales force to recommend Zyprexa for all adult patients with behavioral symptoms like agitation, aggression, hostility, mood and sleep disturbances, and depression.

 

The information alleges that Eli Lilly’s illegal off-label marketing campaign raised safety issues and posed potential risk to patients. Eli Lilly knew that significant weight gain and obesity were adverse side effects of Zyprexa and that weight gain and obesity were factors in causing hyperglycemia and diabetes.

 

Yet despite written caution from the FDA, Eli Lilly continued to promote these adverse events as therapeutic benefits of Zyprexa use, particularly in the elderly.

Eli Lilly’s management created marketing materials promoting Zyprexa for off-label uses, trained its sales force to disregard the law, and directed its sales personnel to promote Zyprexa for off-label uses.

 

Anticipating the possibility of resistance from primary care physicians to prescribing Zyprexa, defendant Eli Lilly specifically trained its sales representatives on how to

respond to doctors’ concerns about off-label uses of Zyprexa, and how to continue to promote Zyprexa for off-label conditions. Eli Lilly retained medical professionals to speak to doctors during peer-to-peer sessions about off-label uses of Zyprexa.

 

When promoting Zyprexa to health care providers, Lilly emphasized that the weight gain side effect of the drug was a therapeutic benefit for patients who had trouble maintaining their weight.

 

"When pharmaceutical companies interfere with the FDA’s mission to insure that drugs are safe and effective, they undermine the doctor-patient relationship and put the health and safety of patients at risk,” said Magid.

 

“People have a legal right to know that pharmaceutical companies are marketing their drugs only for uses approved by the FDA and that their doctors’ judgment has not been affected by misinformation from a pharmaceutical company trying to boost revenues.”

 

In a plea agreement with the United States, Eli Lilly will pay a total of $615 million, including a $515 million fine and $100 million in forfeiture.

 

“Off-label promotion of pharmaceutical drugs is a serious crime because it undermines the FDA’s role in protecting the American public by determining a drug is safe and effective for a particular use before it is marketed,” said Gregory G. Katsas, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division. “This settlement demonstrates the Department’s ongoing diligence in prosecuting cases involving violations of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and recovery of taxpayer dollars used to pay for drugs sold as a result of off-label marketing campaigns.”

 

The Civil Settlement

 

In a separate civil settlement agreement, Eli Lilly agreed to pay the United States approximately $438,171,543.58 to settle allegations that it caused invalid claims for payment for Zyprexa to be submitted to various government programs such as Medicaid, TRICARE, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and caused purchases of Zyprexa by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Bureau of Prisons, the Department of Defense, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Department of Labor, and Public Health Service entities for unapproved off-label uses.

 

Also, Eli Lilly agreed to pay various state Medicaid programs more than $361,828,456.42

to settle similar claims.

 

“Today’s announcement of the filing of a criminal charge and the unprecedented terms of this settlement demonstrate the government’s increasing efforts aimed at pharmaceutical companies that choose to put profits ahead of the public’s health,” said Special Agent-in-Charge Kim Rice, of FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations.

 

“The FDA will continue to devote resources to criminal investigations targeting pharmaceutical companies that disregard the safeguards of the drug approval process and recklessly promote drugs for uses for which they have not been proven to be safe and effective.”

 

“The illegal scheme used by Eli Lilly significantly impacted the integrity of the Department of Defense’s healthcare system,” said Special Agent-in-Charge of the Defense

Criminal Investigative Service Ed Bradley. “This illegal activity increases patients’ costs, threatens their safety and negatively affects the delivery of health care services to the more than nine million military members, retirees and their families who rely on this system.

 

Today’s charges and settlement demonstrate the ongoing commitment of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service and its partners in law enforcement to investigate and prosecute those that abuse the government’s healthcare programs at the expense of the taxpayers and patients.”

 

“Today’s disclosures should send a clear message to those doing business with the Government that they will be held accountable for their decisions and actions that have an

adverse impact on health care programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid,” said Special Agent-in- Charge Patrick Doyle, HHS, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations.

 

“Our office is committed to pursuing those companies and individuals who choose to put profits ahead of the law.”

 

The civil settlement also resolves four whistle-blower lawsuits filed in federal court here: United States of America ex rel. Robert Rudolph v. Eli Lilly and Company, Civil Action No. 03- 943; United States of America ex rel. Joseph Faltaous v. Eli Lilly and Company, Civil Action No. 05-1471; United States of America ex rel. Steven Woodward v. Eli Lilly and Company, Civil Action No. 06-5526; and United States of America ex rel. Jaydeen Vincente v. Eli Lilly and Company, Civil Action No. 07-1791.

 

Those cases were filed by former sales representatives who identified Eli Lilly’s off-label marketing practices. To encourage individuals to come forward and identify companies and individuals that defraud the government, federal law permits whistle blowers to share in the recovery for such fraud.

 

In this case, the whistle blowers will share in 18%, or $78,870,877, of the federal share of the (civil) settlement.

 

The HHS Office of Inspector General and Eli Lilly entered into an agreement that requires Eli Lilly to cease off-label marketing and to put certain programs in place to prevent the illegal conduct from recurring. This agreement, called a Corporate Integrity Agreement, requires Eli Lilly to send doctors letters advising them of this resolution and give them a way to report questionable conduct of sales representatives, list payments to doctors on its website, and assure that its board of directors and top management regularly certify that the company obeys the law and has an effective compliance program.

 

This case was investigated by the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Catherine L. Votaw, Marilyn May, Joseph Trautwein, and Denise S. Wolf, and DOJ Office of Consumer Litigation Trial Attorneys Jeffrey Steger and Ross Goldstein.

 

Assistance was provided by representatives of FDA’s Office of Chief Counsel and the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

 

The Corporate Integrity Agreement was negotiated by the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Eli Lilly’s guilty plea and sentence are not final until accepted by the United States District Court.

 

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Contact: PATTY HARTMAN

EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA Media Contact

Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street 215-861-8525

Philadelphia, PA 19106

COPIES OF NEWS MEMOS AND RELATED DOCUMENTS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT

 

http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/pae

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I am so angry at the DC for not thinking of my disability and my health. Now I am very sick because I do not have my medication and I have diabetes and gastritis and I need help to get my medications. I do not understand why you took my money and it makes me so mad I hope you all will help a mental disabled person in need. Please help me very soon; I am tired of being sick it's making my new family is so concerned. I have been taking my medications for over twenty years and now since I lost my money I have not taken my zyprexa and Zoloft for a period of time and now I can't take it because of my stomach and now I need medication to help me get better and be sick free and be a happy disabled person and I have a little baby nephew and I want to be around for him. I do not want to past on and leave my new family. I am hoping to live up to be at least 86 to 90 at the most for my family. Please let me know if you can give me plenty of help for my self a mental disabled individual that need his health back and to get new medication to help me get better and have a great life with my new family. My name is Joe knight and I am a mental disabled person with needs.

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I am so angry at DC for not thinking of my disability and my health. Now I am very sick because I do not have my medication and I have diabetes and gastritis and I need help to get my medications. I do not understand why you took my money and it makes me so mad I hope you all will help a mental disabled person in need. Please help me very soon; I am tired of being sick it's making my new family is so concerned. I have been taking my medications for over twenty years and now since I lost my money I have not taken my zyprexa and Zoloft for a period of time and now I can't take it because of my stomach and now I need medication to help me get better and be sick free and be a happy disabled person and I have a little baby nephew and I want to be around for him. I do not want to past on and leave my new family. I am hoping to live up to be at least 86 to 90 at the most for my family. Please let me know if you can give me plenty of help for my self a mental disabled individual that need his health back and to get new medication to help me get better and have a great life with my new family. My name is Joe knight and I am a mental disabled person with needs.

 

Joe. Do not worry. We are in this together.

 

 

Eli Lilly Plea and Settlement

Eli Lilly and Company (Eli Lilly) and the government (the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Office of Consumer Litigation of the Department of Justice) entered into an agreement whereby Eli Lilly agrees to plead guilty to the introduction into interstate commerce of quantities of its drug, Zyprexa, that were misbranded in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 331(a), 333(a)(1) and 352(f)(1). Specifically, Eli Lilly will plead guilty to promoting Zyprexa in elderly populations as treatment for dementia, including Alzheimer's dementia, between September 1999 and March 31, 2001.

 

The entry of plea and sentencing hearing in this matter will be held before the Honorable Robert F. Kelly on Friday, January 30, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 11B, 11th floor of the United States District Court, United States Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The case has been assigned the criminal docket number 09-020.

 

All government filings, both criminal and civil, are available for your convenience on the following links:

 

To see the statement issued by Acting United States Attorney Laurie Magid, click here.

 

To see a press release issued by the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, click here.

 

To see a press release issued by the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, click here.

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joeknight    0

My doctor Gaurang Thaker is my health doctor and he is located at 3411 olawood court Olney md 20832, my doctor Harold I.Eist, md., DLFAPA, FRCP [c], P>A 5515 Grosvenor Lane [office entrance Bethesda, Maryland 20814, I am trying to get my doctors to help me with my health condition and I also need Doctor Gaurang Thaker to give me my medical health records to me. Now Doctor Eist is helping me with my Diagnose that he is sending a letter to DDs saying he told me and Luke that my Diagnose is that I have been Mentally Disabled all my life. I am happy that things are moving forward, one step at a time and I hope DDS will look and read my post today. I am a good person and I love people and animals and plants and sports and playing basketball and football and baseball and I love bowling and camping and being with my family and having camp fires at are Christmas tree farm in west virgina and I love helping do Real hard Christmas tree work too for my family and my two best friends that work on the farm. I am a mentally Disabled person and I am doing a great job for my family in DC and my co workers at work. My name is Joseph Knight.

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Luke_Wilbur    5

Joe and I went over to Dr. Eist's office today. We asked him about the letter he promised to fax last month that we still have not received. Dr Eist responded that he did fax the letter for Joe. He stated that he will fax it again. I told him that we could just pick it up. He told me that he is going to try again to fax it. If it does not go through then we will come pick it up.

 

Harold I Eist, MD

5515 Grosvenor Ln

Bethesda, MD 20814

Get Directions Phone:

 

(301) 530-0510

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joeknight    0

Today I called Alice Anderson 12 times and she did not answer my phone calls. Micelle Hawkins received the email of my in take application and both of my doctors letters and I am confident that things will work out for me soon and I will be fine. I heard that Micelle Hawkins received a call from Alice Anderson returning Micelles call to her about receiving the application and the doctor’s letters. Ed sent the Email and Micelle Hankins received the application and my Doctors letters. All in all Luke and I our so happy that this is done and now we will hear from either Alice Anderson or Micelle Hawkins. Its been a week that the fax machine was down and we had to send a Email to Micelle Hawkins to get this done finally and we are all happy

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