Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden urged the Federal Trade Commission on Monday to update the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule to reflect the realities of today’s marketplace and give consumers more protections against unscrupulous telemarketers.
Attorney General Beau warned Delaware consumers and investors today to be on guard against Ebola-related charitable and investment scams.
Biden’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit secures $137,000 for Delaware in national false claims settlement with pharmaceutical company
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has announced that Shire Pharmaceuticals will pay Delaware $137,000 as part of a national settlement with state and federal governments to resolve allegations that the company improperly marketed its drugs for off-label uses. The agreement settles charges that Shire, a Pennsylvania-based company, launched marketing campaigns promoting several drugs for uses for which they had not received FDA approval. Delaware’s $137,000 payment will go to Delaware’s Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, as reimbursement for previous Medicaid expenses that were incurred as a result of the drugs being used for off-label purposes.
Attorney General Beau Biden’s office is sponsoring three consumer prescription drug drop-off sites Saturday, September 27, in support of Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a national effort to reduce prescription drug abuse. Take-Back Day is sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement and healthcare organizations, and Biden’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is sponsoring three drop-off sites out of thirty sites offered statewide.
Delaware’s Investor Protection Unit is participating in a nationwide project to gauge the strength of Delaware investment advisers’ cybersecurity systems. Delaware law requires investment firms to register with the state’s Investor Protection Unit, and that office recently sent surveys to 44 investment companies covering areas such as whether the investment adviser has experienced a cybersecurity event in the past year, experienced loss or theft because of a cybersecurity breach and when the adviser last underwent a cybersecurity threat assessment.