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June 15, 2023

Posted  June 15, 2023

Two compounding pharmacies, Smart Pharmacy, Inc. and SP2, LLC, and their owner, Gregory Balotin, have agreed to pay at least $7.4 million to resolve two qui tam lawsuits by whistleblowers Amy Sanchez and Ashok Kohli, both former employees of Smart Pharmacy.  According to the suits, in order to increase orders for expensive compounded pain creams, the pharmacy routinely waived mandatory patient co-payments for them, and in order to boost reimbursements from Medicare and TRICARE, it added the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole to the topical creams.  DOJ

Tagged in: Compounding Pharmacy Fraud, FCA Federal, Healthcare Fraud, Medicare, Other Government Health Programs, Whistleblower Case,