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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:26 PM
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Feds indict 8 on allegations involving fraudulent billing for hemophilia medication
Source: Press-Register Press-Register

MOBILE, Ala. A federal grand jury has indicted the owners of a pair of specialty pharmacies on charges that they paid kickbacks to the owner of an Alabama company accused of placing fraudulent orders for expensive hemophilia medication.

The 23-count indictment names 8 defendants and seeks a court order requiring them to forfeit some $29 million in illicit earnings.

Individuals exhibiting sheer greed through extensive fraudulent billing and awarding improper inducements for Medicaid business, such as the allegations in todays indictment, are driving up health care costs and are depriving those who really need medical assistance as provided by these government-funded programs, U.S. Attorney Kenyen Brown said in a prepared statement.

Read more: http://blog.al.com/live/2011/04/feds_indict_8_on_allega...
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:29 PM
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1. 29 million? That's all they took?
Considering the fact that factor is one thousand dollars a DOSE (and that's the low side charge) -- I'll bet they bagged more than 29 million.

It's disgraceful -- these folks can become crippled or die without those meds. And these greedy motherf*ckers need to be horsewhipped in public.
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P. Galore Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:36 PM
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2. If there's a Hell, I hope they go there and get a nice, hot seat. Crispy critters. nt
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:23 PM
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3. Meanwhile Wall Streeters go free after looting trillions nt
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:31 PM
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5. And Medicare and Medicaid recipients get cut.
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:27 PM
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4. All their doctors had to do was prescribe boatloads of aspirin
or naprosin sodium for pain, and you become a bleeder. Not necessarily on the same scale, but enough to provoke reasonable doubt.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 08:19 AM
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7. total crock of shit --
A *bleeder* is a genetic disorder, diagnosed with genetic testing.

No doctor would even consider someone a *bleeder* with either of those drugs in their systems. Both can cause huge problems for true hemophiliacs.
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:42 PM
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6. At first glance I thought the title was;
"Feds indict 8 on allegations involving fraudulent billing for HOMOPHOBIA medication."

Then I looked and saw this dealt with AL and I still was not sure.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 10:17 AM
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8. Good! We need more stories like this.
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