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More Than 600 Charged In Nation’s Largest Healthcare Fraud Investigation.

June 28, 2018

The Washington Post (6/28, Horwitz) reports Attorney General Sessions announced Thursday that the Justice Department has charged “more than 600 people, including 165 doctors and other medical professionals, with making $2 billion in false billings” in the nation’s largest ever healthcare fraud investigation. According to Sessions, the cases “are connected to the nation’s ongoing drug overdose crisis,” which he called “the deadliest drug epidemic in the history of this country. We have never seen anything like it. Some of our most trusted medical professionals look at their patients, vulnerable people suffering from addiction, and they see dollar signs.” He noted that of those arrested, “one doctor allegedly defrauded Medicare of more than $112 million by distributing 2.2 million unnecessary dosages of drugs like oxycodone and fentanyl.”

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