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Compounding Pharmacy Fraud

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April 26, 2018

Nicholas A. Borgesano Jr., owner of Florida pharmacy A to Z Pharmacy was sentenced to 180 months in prison and ordered to pay $54 million in restitution for his role in a massive compounding pharmacy fraud scheme. DOJ

March 30, 2018

Larry B. Howard, the owner of an Orlando-based Fertility Pharmacy, was sentenced to serve 160 months in prison and forfeit over $4.3 million for his role in a kickback scheme involving pain and scar creams that resulted in the payment of approximately $4.3 million in false and fraudulent claims to TRICARE. DOJ

United States Targets a Private-Equity Firm and Pharmacy in a Whistleblower Case

Posted  02/26/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team On Friday the Wall Street Journal reported on the U.S. government’s decision to intervene in a False Claims Act qui tam case against pharmacy Diabetic Care Rx LLC and the private equity firm that holds a controlling stake in the pharmacy, Riordan Lewis & Haden Equity Partners (“RLHEP”). Diabetic Care is a compounding pharmacy that mixes different ingredients to create...

Fraudster of the Week -- Pharmacy Fraudster Steven Butcher

Posted  02/16/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team On Wednesday, former pharmaceutical sales representative Steven Butcher admitted to running a $45 million scheme to swindle both federally-funded and private health care benefit programs.  Butcher was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute, a law designed to remove financial incentives...

Fraudster of the Week -- Former Football Player Monty Grow

Posted  02/9/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team On Monday, a federal jury in Miami unanimously convicted Monty Grow of running a compound pharmaceutical drug conspiracy that bilked $20 million from TRICARE, a healthcare program for military members and their families. Grow was a star linebacker at the University of Florida in the early 1990s and spent two seasons as a cornerback in the NFL. Prosecutors accused Grow of...

January 10, 2018

Florida pharmacy Healthy Meds Pharmacy Corp. agreed to pay $350,000 to settle allegations under the False Claims Act for filling prescriptions in violation of TRICARE’s policy on telemedicine.  According to the government, Healthy Meds engaged in unsolicited calls to TRICARE beneficiaries, provided medically unnecessary compound medications to beneficiaries, and knowingly filled prescriptions from doctors who did not meet or properly consult with TRICARE beneficiaries. DOJ (SDFL)

November 30, 2017

Florida-based Express Plus Pharmacy, LLC and its owner Antonio Primo agreed to pay $170,000 to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act by submitting fraudulent claims to Tricare for compounded medications such as pain creams that were not reimbursable because they were not issued pursuant to valid physician-patient relationships, were issued after brief phone calls with patients that violated applicable law on telemedicine, were medically unnecessary, and/or were tainted by kickbacks to marketers.  DOJ (SDFL)

Fraudster of the Week -- TRICARE Fraudster Joseph Baumiller

Posted  10/20/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team On Tuesday, 38-year-old Joseph Baumiller of Dallas, Texas pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud TRICARE, the health care program serving military members and their families. Baumiller, the former president of Trilogy Pharmacy, admitted to conspiring with several marketers, physicians, and other pharmacists to orchestrate a scheme involving the payment of kickbacks...

Pharmacy Charged with Defrauding United States Over Distribution of Under and Over Potent Drugs

Posted  06/23/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The owner and director of compliance of an Indiana compounding pharmacy were charged criminally in connection with their distribution of over- and under-potent drugs, and defrauding the United States by interfering with and obstructing the lawful functions of the FDA. Paul J. Elmer, 64, of Fishers, Indiana, and Caprice R. Bearden, 62, of Carmel, Indiana, were charged in a...

Fraudster of the Week -- Monarch Medical Group

Posted  04/28/17
Last week, California state prosecutors charged 26 individuals, including 21 physicians and 2 pharmacists, in connection with a kickback scheme orchestrated by Tanya and Christopher King, the owners of a practice management company called Monarch Medical Group and other related companies.   If convicted, the involved physicians could face up to 25 years in prison and the pharmacists could face up to 28 years. ...

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