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More Than 600 Individuals Charged - Including 76 Doctors, 23 Pharmacists, and 19 Nurses - in $2 Billion Fraud Scheme
On June 28, 2018, the DOJ and HHA announced the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action involving 601 charged defendants across 58 federal districts, including 165 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving more than $2 billion in false billings. Of those charged, 162 defendants, including 76 doctors, were charged for their roles in prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics.
Read more here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/national-health-care-fraud-takedown-results-charges-against-601-individuals-responsible-over.