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February 22, 2019

Posted  February 22, 2019

The owner of New York Pharmacy, Inc., NYC Pharmacy Inc., and NY Healthfirst Pharmacy Inc., pharmacist Hin T. Wong, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges arising from millions of dollars in false billing to New York’s Medicaid program for HIV drugs.  Wong billed Medicaid for medications that she never dispensed, a scheme disclosed by an investigation confirming that Wong’s pharmacies did not purchase a sufficient inventory of medication from licensed drug wholesalers to account for the quantity of medication for which Wong’s pharmacies billed Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations.  In addition, Wong paid kickbacks to individuals to bill for medications that were not, in fact, dispensed.  Under a related civil settlement, Wong will surrender over $3.6 million to the stateNY

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