Case Results

Florida Compounding Pharmacy and Its Owners to Pay at Least $775,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

February 2019

This was not our case, though we have reviewed very similar fact patterns.  In this case, the owners set up a scheme by which they would pay kickbacks to telemarketers who obtained patients for them for compound drug prescriptions, regardless of medical need.  When Tricare or Medicare reimbursed the defendant pharmacy, the pharmacy would share those proceeds with the marketing group - hence the kickback.  Based on our review of the area and the number of False Claims Act settlements in this arena, the compound pharmacy world is replete with these types of schemes.  For the Department of Justice press release about the case discussed herein, click here.

Practice area(s): Fraud

Audrey schechter

Audrey Schechter

Audrey Hildes Schechter is an experienced commercial and civil litigator, working in the areas of fraud, qui tam, healthcare fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, Tricare fraud, appellate practice, health care law, and employment litigation. Audrey has practiced in Florida for 25 years and in New Y...

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