6 Canadians arrested in U.S. extradition request for allegedly selling fake cancer drugs online 

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From the CBC news article: Six Canadian men have been arrested under the Extradition Act in connection with an international internet drug investigation involving the distribution of counterfeit cancer drugs Read more at the link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/canadadrugs-arrested-extradition-counterfeit-cancer-drugs-1.4166765

Woman sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for $3.5 million health care fraud scheme 

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From the News 4 San Antonio news article: A woman was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for her role in an estimated $3.5 million Health Care Fraud scheme. United States District Judge Alia Moses also ordered 46-year-old DTS Medical Supply Company office manager/medical biller Kathleen Kelly-Tuorila to pay $3,269,300.11 in restitution … Read […]

US — Lexington, Kentucky, Jury Convicts Clinical Psychologist for Role in $600 Million Social Security Disability Fraud Scheme 

From the Department of Justice news article: After a one-week trial in federal court in Lexington, the jury convicted Alfred Bradley Adkins, 45, of Shelbiana, Kentucky, of one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, one count of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud, and one count of making false statements. […]

Brooklyn man convicted of practicing dentistry after license was revoked 17 years ago 

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From the Daily News New York news article: A Brooklyn dentist who lost his license to practice 17 years ago was convicted for continuing to pull teeth, prosecutors said. Alexander Hollender, 70, was found guilty Wednesday for practicing dentistry at the Seventh Ave. Dental Office even after his license was revoked in 2000 for stealing […]

She pulled teeth, provided fillings, but wasn’t a dentist and is headed to prison 

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From the Idaho Statesman news article: Cherie R. Dillon, 62, will spend five years in prison for completing dental procedures that legally could only be performed by a dentist. Read more at the link: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/crime/article154852059.html

Mylan may have overcharged U.S. for EpiPen by $1.27 billion: HHS 

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From the Reuters news article: The U.S. government may have overpaid drugmaker Mylan N.V. by as much as $1.27 billion between 2006 and 2016 for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Wednesday. Read more at the link: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mylan-epipen-idUSKBN18R2ZN

GHCAN in the News: Fraud in Healthcare: A Worldwide Concern 

Simon Peck and Leigh McKenna of GHCAN were interviewed by HealthManagement magazine on the range and scope of healthcare fraud globally. From the HealthManagement news article: The Global Health Care Anti-fraud Network (GHCAN) promotes partnerships and communications between international organisations in order to reduce and eliminate healthcare fraud around the world. HealthManagement spoke to representatives, […]

Healthcare fraud in North America a multi-billion dollar problem 

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From the Life Health Professional news article: Healthcare in North America is big business. Last year, Canada’s health expenditure was $228 billion, which equates to $6,299 per person. It’s a healthy sum for sure, but is dwarfed by the US, where US$3.2 trillion dollars was spent in 2016. Read more at the link: http://www.lifehealthpro.ca/news/healthcare-fraud-in-north-america-a-multibillion-dollar-problem-224784.aspx

Canada — More than 100 TTC workers dismissed or quit after multimillion-dollar benefits scam 

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From the CBC news item: …It is alleged that receipts were provided to employees by Healthy Fit for claim reimbursement where no product or service was obtained, or where receipt amounts were inflated. It is also alleged that Healthy Fit and the employee making the claim would then share the money paid out by the TTC’s insurer at […]

Minnesota, USA — Unpacking Lincoln’s Law: The Importance of the False Claims Act 

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From the Minnesots Lawyer piece: …As the largest consumer in the United States, indeed, the world, the United States Government is susceptible to fraud from a vast array of sources. The False Claims Act has become the primary tool to stop those who reap financial benefits based on false statements and misrepresentations to the Government. During […]