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Alyce C. Katayama quoted in article “Feds’ data analysis of doctor’s prescription pattern leads to conviction”

Medical Practice Compliance Alert

Following is an excerpt:

Clozapine is considered to be a drug of "last resort" and is rarely prescribed, according to the Department of Justice's announcement. However, soon alter entering into the agreement with IVAX, Reinstein began switching patients to the generic and prescribing "inordinate" amounts ol the drug to elderþ and indigent residents of more than 30 nursing homes, quickly becoming the No. I prescriber of the drug in the country points out attorney Alyce Katayama with Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee.


Moreover, cases against physicians will ramp up now that the Open Payments program has started to post on a public website transfers of value from pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to physicians, enabling potential whistleblowers and others to view and analyze this additional database. "lt's a goldmine for regulators. They're probably trolling as we speak," says Katayama.

Originally published in Medical Practice Compliance Alert, March 30, 2015