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Creve Coeur pharmacy and owner agree to pay $1.5M to resolve lawsuit alleging dispensing of controlled substances with no legitimate medical purpose

ST. LOUIS – The United States has reached a civil settlement with Olive Street Pharmacy, LLC (Olive Street) and pharmacy technician Irina Shlafshteyn (Shlafshteyn) resolving a civil complaint bringing claims under the False Claims Act (FCA) and Controlled Substances Act (CSA) for damages, statutory penalties, and injunctive relief related to…

U.S. House Democrats plan hearings on judges’ conflicts of interest

(Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday pledged to investigate and reform the judicial financial disclosure process in the wake of a report that 131 judges failed to recuse themselves from cases involving companies in which they or their family members owned stock. Democrats on…

Congress Cites KHN Investigation in Probe of National Academies

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is requesting a ream of documents from the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, spurred by a recent KHN investigation that revealed deep ties between pharmaceutical companies and two members of a committee that took a pharma-friendly stance in a recent…

Corrupt Orange County IDA Officials Ordered to Repay Over $1 Million

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that three former officials of the Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), who pleaded guilty in June to corruption charges, including hiding self-dealing and concealing conflicts of interest, were sentenced today to pay more…

EU to halt some subsidies to Czechs over conflicts of interest

PRAGUE/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Commission told the Czech Republic on Monday it would halt the payment of some EU subsidies until the country tightens its laws to guard against conflicts of interest. The EU executive concluded in an audit released in April that Prime Minister Andrej Babis was…

New UFOLIO Population Added

The COI Program is excited to announce that we have added a new discloser population to UFOLIO. Staff employees holding a position classified as “Job Structure Category” 10 now have access to UFOLIO and must submit current disclosures of outside activities and interests by September 30, 2021. Job Structure Category…

The conflict over conflicts of interest

RECENTLY, THE NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISHED A STORY profiling a welter of financial conflicts of interest in the work of former Times journalist William Laurence, described as “a bold accumulator of outside pay from the government agencies he covered.” He also took money from the World’s Fair, the article notes,…