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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:59 PM

Six Detroit-area doctors charged in $500M opioid scheme

Source: Detroit News

Six doctors were charged in an unsealed indictment Thursday with cheating Medicare and Medicaid out of almost $500 million and fueling the nation's opioid epidemic by illegally prescribing more than 13 million doses of prescription pain medication.

The dollars and drugs involved make the alleged health care fraud conspiracy one of the largest in Michigan history, and one of the largest nationwide.

The scheme was focused within three pain clinics in Macomb County. They are The Pain Center USA in Warren and Eastpointe, and Interventional Pain Center in Warren.

The three clinics were owned and operated by Dr. Rajendra Bothra, 77, of Bloomfield Hills, a surgeon, humanitarian and politician. In 1999, Bothra was presented with the highest civilian honor bestowed in India, known as the Padmashri. . . .

Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/macomb-county/2018/12/06/feds-allege-six-detroit-area-doctors-fueled-opioid-crisis-health-care-fraud-conspiracy/2225239002/



Doctors? I say creeps.

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Faygo Kid Thursday OP
FakeNoose Thursday #1
Stuart G Thursday #2
truthisfreedom Thursday #3
TexasBushwhacker Thursday #7
Floyd R. Turbo Thursday #4
Faygo Kid Thursday #5
Floyd R. Turbo Thursday #6
Lucky Luciano Thursday #8
nitpicker Friday #9

Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:04 PM

1. These MF*ers give medicine a bad name

Don't tell me the Feds didn't know about these guys YEARS ago. It's not that hard to figure out who is abusing the system, especially since the prescription pads are all numbered and customers have to show ID before they can get the drugs.

The fact that Medicare looked the other way and allowed it to continue, suggests that somebody (or several people) were taking money under the table. They all belong in jail.



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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:16 PM

2. Thank You for posting this..500 million...quite a fraud..

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:24 PM

3. And when all of those patients are suddenly jonesing will they turn to street drugs?

No doubt.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:58 PM

7. Yes

And since heroin is often laced with fentanyl, many will die.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:35 PM

4. Primum non nocere!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:47 PM

5. LOVE your nom de plume!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:50 PM

6. You are too kind!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:32 PM

8. Life terms in prison.

Abusing trust to this degree has to incur severe penalties. Similarly, cops who commit crimes abusing the publicís trust should get triple penalties.

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