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October 18, 2018

Posted  October 18, 2018

Dr. Felmor Agatep, a Florida-based doctor, has plead guilty to receiving kickbacks and defrauding TRICARE over prescriptions to outrageously expensive and medically unnecessary pain and scar creams. According to the DOJ press release, a one month supply of the creams in question cost more than $16,000 when made by a compounding pharmacy. At some point in late 2014, Agatep agreed to receive kickbacks from a marketing group of $100 per TRICARE patient in exchange for writing prescriptions for these creams. In just a month and a half, Agatep allegedly wrote a total of 265 prescriptions, which amounted to a bill of $4.4 million for TRICARE. He now faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. USAO MDFL

Tagged in: Criminal Proceedings, Healthcare Fraud, Lack of Medical Necessity, Other Government Health Programs,