OIG State Enforcement Actions for August 2020
September 1, 2020
by Sean Weiss, Partner & VP of Compliance
The OIG posted State Enforcement Actions for August. As always, I’m baffled by the indecency and willingness to harm others! State Enforcement Actions
The Department of Justice has also issued 2 new enforcement actions. The first is a manager of Medical Clinics in Brooklyn and Queens who was sentenced to 13 years in prison for a Multimillion-Dollar money laundering and health care kickback scheme and was also ordered by the Court to pay restitution in the amount of $23 million to Medicare, $16 million to Medicaid, $433,297 to the Internal Revenue Service and forfeit $2,614,233.79: https://go.usa.gov/xGgV7 This case is truly disturbing and demonstrates the depths a person will stoop to fuel their greed and desire for more and more!
The second is an opioid manufacturer’s former Global Medical Director who plead guilty in connection with drug safety claims. Timothy Baxter admitted that an Indivior employee he supervised sent inaccurate drug-safety information to the Massachusetts Medicaid agency, MassHealth, in 2012. More specifically, the director was familiar with the issue of unintended pediatric exposure – meaning children taking drugs by accident – and worked on it over several years. In 2012, Indivior had a contractor collect data on unintended pediatric exposure to buprenorphine drugs, with the director approving the project: https://go.usa.gov/xGgpP Truly appalling!
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