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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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John Kelly Comments on FCPA in the Foreign Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry on Thomson Reuters

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May 10, 2012

Bass, Berry & Sims healthcare fraud attorney, John Kelly, comments on the recent DOJ and SEC investigations of nearly every major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer regarding potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) after an Indian parliamentary panel alleged abuses in the country's drug approval process. The DOJ has also shown interest in examination of potential corruption in the clinical trials process.

"With clinical trials, you're going to have constant interaction with either foreign officials or entities that are operated by government entities," John Kelly said. "If they weren't (looking at it), they will be now."

The full article published by Thomson Reuters and titled "India drugs inquiry could prompt new U.S. scrutiny," can be found here.


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