Saturday, August 26, 2017

Doctors Are Sleazy Bastards

We all know how bad big pharma is but big pharma would not be so big it is weren't for the pill pushing members of the White Coat Mafia -- the doctors. In addition to the obscenely high salaries American MD receive, they also receive huge kickbacks from big pharma for prescribing big pharma poisons. American doctors are routinely setting up kickback schemes with pharmacies. Some even involve active military. Click Here to read how it works.

Doctor’s office tied to $67Million health care fraud case

A medical practice in Tennessee and a pharmacy in Utah are both implicated in a $67 million healthcare fraud investigation.

The alleged kickback scheme involved Marines in the San Diego, California, area who were used to defraud TRICARE, the military’s health insurance provider, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.  

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made, the newspaper said. However, the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed a complaint last week as part of a civil asset forfeiture case against a Tennessee couple, who own the medical practice, Choice MD, in Cleveland, Tennessee.

The San Diego-based investigation is part of a national investigation into fraudulent prescriptionsof compound medications, which have led to arrests across the country and changed how TRICARE bills for compound drugs, the newspaper said.

TRICARE beneficiaries were recruited to use their prescription benefits to buy compound drugs for what turned out to be a sham drug study.

Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s office are trying to seize properties bought by the medical practice owners, Jimmy and Ashley Collins, in a civil action. The vast majority of the prescriptions were authorized by emergency room physicians who were medical directors at the practice, according to court documents.

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