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New York City's Narco Freedom case continues to unfold

No doubt many of our New York Health Care Law Blog recall the headlines generated nearly three years ago when Narco Freedom founder Alan Brand and his son were arrested back in 2004. The nonprofit clinical and housing organization and some who ran it were charged with defrauding Medicaid.

Feds arrest dozens of doctors charged with health care fraud

The New York Times reports that the Justice Department held a press conference today to announce the arrests of hundreds of people across the nation, including dozens of physicians. The 412 arrested are accused of collectively defrauding the federal government of $1.3 billion.

Feds: Pharmacist guilty of Medicare fraud, money laundering, more

He is 56 years old today. The pharmacist will be 60 when he gets out of federal prison. Instead of being in the home stretch of his career, he is serving a 52-month stretch in prison for health care fraud, illegal distribution of prescription drugs and money laundering.

Advice for health care professionals who receive a subpoena

It sometimes seems as if headlines these days are all about political turmoil. But for those who read New York's newspapers and watch the newscasts, there are also reports about the economy, crime, infrastructure problems and much more.

New York City doctors, others face charges of health care fraud, more

Three physicians, plus four nurse practitioners, a former state assemblyman and five others face a wide variety of criminal charges involving allegations that they turned several New York City clinics into so-called "pill mills."

Health care fraud enforcement under Trump

In recent years, the government has been taking a much more aggressive approach to health care fraud enforcement, and it looks like enforcement efforts could get even more aggressive under the Trump administration.

New crackdown targets Medicaid-unapproved drug reimbursements

Several pharmaceutical companies intentionally misrepresented the degree to which certain drugs and other items were reimbursable under Medicaid, according to the attorney general of another state. The drugs and medical devices were marketed to the state and health care providers as covered outpatient drugs despite being unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the AG alleges, and these fraudulent marketing practices resulted in big gains in market share for the companies.

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