Medicaid Fraud With a Twist

fig14.jpgA garden variety Medicaid fraud case with a twist. A pharmacist in the Pittsburgh area was arrested for false claims to Medicaid and a private insurer for medications not ordered or provided. However, the pharmacist is also accused of submitting false rebate requests for drugs such as Levitra, for erectile dysfunction, and Marinol, a synthetic marijuana. The twist is that the drug rebate requests are also believed to be false because they relate to claims for services provided to prisoners in a county jail.
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