Fraud Still Plagues Medicare Drug Program, Watchdog Finds

Ornstein, Charles
June 2015
Pro Publica;Jun2015, p1
Blog Entry
This article discusses the findings of two reports by the Inspector General of United States Health and Human Services. It includes the first report which describes the statistics regarding the fraud and abuse in Medicare's prescription drug program including questionable billing practices by pharmacies, increase in prescriptions for commonly used opioids and abusive prescription. It also explains the second report which includes the necessary reforms to be taken to correct the frauds.


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