Big PhRMA Behind Millions in Medicare Fraud

This issue is close to me because I am sure Medicare fraud is involved in my late mother's care.  A person with a closed head injury and expressive aphasia needs a neurologist to be their primary care provider, not a questionable shrink who loaded her up on expensive psych drugs.  Hyatt surely made out like a bandit on this one too, yet my greedy, controlling brother in Vermont, her POA, did NOTHING to make a change.  My mother was warehoused in Florida at a so-called '5 star' facility.

Blowing the whistle on drug firms

Last December, a specialty pharmacy in Florida enjoyed its best month ever — posting a hefty $168.7 million in revenues.

But it wasn't filling prescriptions that made Ven-A-Care of the Florida Keys Inc. such a success.

Tiny Ven-A-Care has developed a lucrative niche market: blowing the whistle on drug companies that overcharge Medicare and Medicaid — and collecting tens of millions of dollars in reward money.

Unlike most whistle-blowers who help the government with one case after they encounter wrongdoing, Ven-A-Care has filed suits alleging fraudulent conduct against dozens of drug companies supplying pharmacies and healthcare providers. Complete Article

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