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Medicaid Fraud Bust Goes Down In New York
2012-07-18 08:19:46

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of individuals was recently busted in New York for a drug fraud scheme related to Medicaid prescriptions. According to NBC New York, the individuals allegedly bought medication that was legally prescribed to Medicaid participants, used a number of middlemen to move the pills, and then resold the prescription drugs repackaged to a number of pharmacies for a hefty profit. Approximately 48 people have been charged for being...

2010-01-20 14:50:11

Men who buy fake internet drugs for erection problems can face significant risks from potentially hazardous contents and bypassing healthcare systems could leave associated problems like diabetes and high blood pressure undiagnosed. That's the warning just published online by IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Medical and pharmaceutical experts from the UK, Sweden and USA carried out a detailed review of the growing problem of counterfeit drugs. Estimates suggest that up to...

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2008-07-09 06:00:00

By Tom Kisken, Ventura County Star, Calif. Pain patients understand why California's attorney general says he needs to raise $3.5 million to stop addicts and drug dealers who use doctors to stockpile Vicodin and OxyContin. Abuse of prescription medicine is rampant in part because chronic pain can put your head in a vise and reduce you to a lump of flesh unable to do anything but lie on a sofa, said Bob Ramos of Santa Paula, whose spine has been surgically fused. It can feel as if "someone...