Omnicare Sought Kickbacks for Nursing Home Prescriptions

Omnicare Sought Kickbacks from Abbott Labs for Depakota Nursing Home Prescriptions The US Department of Justice claims that Omnicare, the largest provider of prescription drugs to nursing homes, sought illegal kickbacks from Abbott Laboratories for recommending the pharmaceutical company’s Depakota to nursing homes with dementia patients. Depakota is a drug used to treat epilepsy, especially in … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Charged with Elder Abuse and Medicare Fraud

Elder Abuse and Medicare Fraud Charges for California Nursing Home Federal officials have filed an official complaint against the owners and operators of a California nursing home chain for elder abuse and Medicare fraud. US Attorney Melinda Haag’s office filed the elder abuse and Medicare fraud charges on Friday, August 29th, against the Country Villa Watsonville East Nursing Center (now known … [Read more...]

89 Charged with Medicare Fraud After Busts in 8 Cities

Nation-wide Crackdown on Medicare Fraud Lands 89 People with Fraud Charges Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that a nationwide bust in 8 cities resulted in charges against 89 people – doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals – for participating in or organizing Medicare fraud schemes, which … [Read more...]