Friday, July 14, 2017
Largest medical fraud takedown in American history as more than 400 doctors, nurses and pharmacists are arrested for healthcare and opioid scams worth $1.3B in false billing
More than 400 people, upwards of 120 individuals involved in prescribing and distributing narcotics, have been charged in connection with healthcare fraud and opioid scams totaling $1.3 billion in false billing.
Announcing the charges on Thursday, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions calls it the "largest healthcare fraud take down operation in American history."
Six Michigan physicians are among those charged in connection with a scheme to prescribe unnecessary opioid's.
"Too many trusted medical professionals like doctors, nurses, and pharmacists have chosen to violate their oaths and put greed ahead of their patients," Sessions said in announcing the arrests.