Thursday, October 8, 2020

Health Care Fraud Involving Compounding Pharmacies--Thoughts to Ponder:

Why is the pain arena such a hot bed for compounded pharmacy fraud? 

What can be done to prevent this fraud from happening in the future?  

Some compounding and pharmacy groups claim they are overregulated as is so what are they willing to do to advocate against and stop this type of fraud in their industry?  

What have they done in the past to prevent or stop it? 

Are they willing to assist in getting all this fraudulently earned money (including money they may have received from it) paid back to those harmed by these schemes? 

Groups have claimed in the past that there are a few bad apples in the industry; are they convinced now that there are more than a few bad apples?  

Are there indictments that have yet to be unsealed that have tolled statutes of limitations? Are investigations still on-going into the largest health care fraud in the US?

Are these groups, boards, pharmacies, pharmacists etc. getting good or bad legal advice? 

Who was the initial mastermind or group of masterminds of one of the biggest health care frauds in the United States?  Was it an individual, a group, an organization, a company? 

What are states and state boards of pharmacy doing to discipline those who were or are involved who may not have been federally prosecuted yet or may never be federally prosecuted for a variety of reasons?

At what point is something considered aiding and abiding the fraud by doing nothing? At what point/what actions might cause these groups and individuals to be considered a part of the bigger conspiracy of health care fraud?

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