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Selected Expertise

  • Anti-kickback statute
  • Damages and liability analysis
  • False Claims Act
  • Off-label marketing
  • Pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement
  • Predictive modeling
  • Reimbursement and claims data
  • Sampling
  • Statistics
  • Time series econometrics

Selected Industries

  • Education
  • Health insurance
  • Hospitals
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Payers
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physicians
  • Providers

Angela M. Pazzaglia, PhD

Profile

Angela Pazzaglia has extensive experience in the life sciences arena conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses in support of expert economic testimony, including sampling and extrapolation, causation and liability analysis, and damages estimation. She also has expertise relevant to the pharmaceutical industry, including work on False Claims Act and anti-kickback statute engagements involving the analysis of large transactional claims databases.

Selected Experience

  • Supported testifying expert to provide liability, causation, and damages analysis for a major brand name pharmaceutical company in qui tam litigation involving potential False Claims Act (FCA) and anti-kickback violations related to improper marketing tactics. Used nationwide claims data set to develop time-series regression models assessing causal relationships between marketing and prescriptions and estimate impact over the relevant time period.
  • Supported consulting expert for a chain of healthcare providers facing a government investigation related to the alleged upcoding of claims submitted for Medicare reimbursement. Assessed the Department of Justice’s sampling and extrapolation methodology and evaluated liability and damages using transactional claims data.
  • Supported testifying expert in a series of related fraud cases. Quantitative analyses assessing (1) whether an advertisement aired by the defendant accurately presented statistics derived from surveys of physicians undertaken on behalf of the company, (2) whether those statistics could be projected to a population of primary care physicians in the United States, and (3) to what extent, if any, the airing of the advertisement affected sales of defendants’ products.
    • State of Washington v. Living Essentials, LLC and Innovation Ventures, LLC
    • State of Oregon v. Living Essentials, LLC and Innovation Ventures, LLC
    • State of Indiana v. Living Essentials, LLC and Innovation Ventures, LLC
    • State of Vermont v. Living Essentials, LLC and Innovation Ventures, LLC

Education

PhD, Cognitive Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

MS, Cognitive Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

BA, Psychology, Elmira College (summa cum laude), Phi Beta Kappa