Keyword: Brian Benczkowski
A jury found a doctor guilty of falsely diagnosing patients with lifelong illnesses and needlessly subjecting some to chemotherapy drugs.
Eleven physicians were charged with dispensing opioids through so-called “pill mills” in the second crackdown in the Appalachian area.
Fourteen doctors and other medical professionals were among those charged in fraud cases that totaled $258 million in California, Oregon, and Arizona.
Amid last week’s opioid prescriber crackdown, the Justice Department coordinated with local agencies to deploy health workers to help pain patients.
Healthcare fraud is prominent in the mid-Atlantic region, and it has fueled the opioid epidemic there, said a top DOJ official.