A Bitter Pill: Personal Liability For Health Care Execs

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT) -- Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General have authority to seek personal consequences against corporate officers deemed responsible for federal health care violations.

For example, the FDA has the power to exclude officers from federal health care programs and seek debarment of corporate officers. The power to punish individuals, however, goes beyond sanctions.

Recent developments demonstrate that individual criminal liability is a distinct possibility.

More importantly, these developments have expanded the ranks...
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