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Owner of Detroit-Area Health Care Clinics Pleads Guilty to Drug Diversion Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 18, 2019 The owner of a Detroit-area pain clinic and physical therapy clinic pleaded guilty today for her role in a drug diversion scheme.    Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Timothy J. […]

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Compounding Pharmacy, Two of Its Executives, and Private Equity Firm Agree to Pay $21.36 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 18, 2019 The Department of Justice announced today that compounding pharmacy Diabetic Care Rx LLC, or Patient Care America (PCA), PCA’s Chief Executive Officer Patrick Smith, PCA’s former Vice President of Operations Matthew Smith, and private equity firm Riordan, Lewis & Haden Inc. […]

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District Court Orders Tennessee Companies and Their Owner to Stop Distributing Unapproved New Drugs and Misbranded and Adulterated Dietary Supplements

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 3, 2019 A federal court entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against defendants Basic Reset and Biogenyx, as well as their owner, Fred R. Kaufman III, and Kimberly Kaufman, the Department of Justice announced today.  The permanent injunction enjoins the defendants from […]

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Two Los Angeles Pharmacy Owners Found Guilty in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Two Los Angeles Pharmacy Owners Found Guilty in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme A federal jury found two Los Angeles pharmacy owners guilty yesterday for their participation in a $35 million health care fraud and money laundering scheme to […]

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Federal Jury Convicts Birmingham Doctor and Nurse for $7.8 Million Health Care Fraud, Unlawful Drug Distribution and Money Laundering

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Alabama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 16, 2019 BIRMINGHAM – A federal jury today convicted Dr. PATRICK EMEKA IFEDIBA, 60, of Shelby County and Patrick Ifediba’s sister, NGOZI JUSTINA OZULIGBO, 49, of Trussville of numerous crimes stemming from their involvement with Care Complete Medical Clinic, located in Birmingham, Alabama, […]

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Unlicensed Pharmacy Technician Sentenced for Working at New England Compounding Center

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 17, 2019 BOSTON – A New England Compounding Center (NECC) employee was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with working as an unlicensed pharmacy technician at the compounding pharmacy in Framingham. Scott M. Connolly, 47, of East Greenwich, […]

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Florida Company Barred from Using Experimental Stem Cell Drugs on Patients

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 25, 2019 A federal court ordered a Florida company claiming to offer stem cell treatments to stop selling or providing such products to patients, the Justice Department announced today. In a complaint filed May 9, 2018, the United States alleged that defendants Kristin […]

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New Jersey/Pennsylvania Doctor Indicted For Accepting Bribes And Kickbacks From A Pharmaceutical Company In Exchange For Prescribing Powerful Fentanyl Drug

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 25, 2019 A doctor who practiced in New Jersey and Pennsylvania was charged in an indictment unsealed today for his alleged participation in a scheme to receive bribes and kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company in exchange for prescribing large volumes of a powerful […]

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Michigan Doctor Sentenced to Prison for His Role in Scheme to Unlawfully Distribute Opioids

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 19, 2019 A Detroit-area doctor was sentenced to 60 months in prison today for his role in a scheme to unlawfully distribute more than 23,000 pills of oxycodone. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Matthew […]

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South Florida Pill Mill Owner Sentenced to Prison for Role in $2.2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 13, 2019 The owner of a pain clinic and a pharmacy in South Florida was sentenced today to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a $2.2 million Medicare fraud scheme.  Assistant Attorney General Brian […]

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Opioid Manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Agrees to Enter $225 Million Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Company Admits Illegal Conduct Regarding Promotion of Subsys, a Powerful Opioid Painkiller Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics agreed to a global resolution to settle the government’s separate criminal and civil investigations, the Department of Justice announced today. As part of the criminal […]

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United States Intervenes In False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Drug Maker Mallinckrodt Alleging Illegal Kickbacks

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 5, 2019 The United States filed a complaint under the False Claims Act against Mallinckrodt ARD LLC, formerly known as Mallinckrodt ARD Inc. and previously Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Department of Justice […]

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United States Files False Claims Act Complaint Against South Carolina Chiropractor, Pain Management Clinics, Urine Drug Testing Laboratories, and Substance Abuse Counseling Center

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 3, 2019 United States Files False Claims Act Complaint Against South Carolina Chiropractor, Pain Management Clinics, Urine Drug Testing Laboratories, and Substance Abuse Counseling Center The United States has filed a complaint under the False Claims Act against Daniel McCollum, a chiropractor based […]

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Pharmaceutical Company Admits to Price Fixing in Violation of Antitrust Law, Resolves Related False Claims Act Violations

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 31, 2019 Heritage Pharmaceuticals Agrees to Pay More than $7 Million in Criminal Penalty and Civil Damages and to Cooperate with Ongoing Parallel Investigations in the Generics Industry Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc., a generic pharmaceutical company headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey, was charged for […]

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Darknet Fentanyl Dealer Indicted in Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors Who were Selling to Thousands of U.S. Residents

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 30, 2019 Undercover Operation Results in Numerous Charges and Convictions of Opioid Distributors Yesterday, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas announced the indictment of a darknet drug dealer who has been indicted for leveraging Bitcoin’s apparent anonymity to sell fentanyl […]

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Mandeville, Louisiana Neurologist Pleads Guilty for Role in Scheme to Unlawfully Dispense Controlled Substances and to Commit Health Care Fraud

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 30, 2019 A neurologist from Mandeville, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today for his role in a scheme to unlawfully prescribe controlled substances, namely oxycodone and hydrocodone, without performing required face-to-face examinations, and his role in a scheme to commit health care fraud.     Assistant Attorney […]

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Cost of exec’s retirement flagged in Q1 $9.4m loss by CV Sciences

POSTED BY: HEMPTODAY™  MAY 9, 2019 U.S.-based CBD maker CV Sciences lost $9.4 million in the first quarter of 2019, the company said in a report issued May 8, 2019. The losses were “primarily related to additional stock-based compensation and payroll expense associated with the retirement of the company’s founder and former President and Chief Executive Officer,” Michael Mona, Jr., […]

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Fighting for Lower Prescription Drug Prices and to Hold Drug Companies Accountable, Attorney General Jeff Landry Joins Lawsuit Targeting Major Generic Drug Companies for Price Fixing

5/13/2019 BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry joined Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and 42 other attorneys general in a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the Nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for more than […]