Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pharmaceutical fraud spreads in Florida

March 26, 2014|By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON – Pharmacy fraud has become a rampant problem spreading from Miami across much of Florida, as drug traffickers conspire with doctors and sometimes patients to cheat the Medicare system, a federal investigator told the Senate Committee on Aging on Wednesday.
A crackdown in Miami – often called ground zero for Medicare fraud – has pushed fraudulent operations father north into Broward and Palm Beach counties, along the Treasure Coast and into Central Florida, said Brian Martens, assistant special agent in charge of the Miami inspector general's office for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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