Originally published: July 17, 2012 6:44 PM
Updated: July 17, 2012 10:35 PM
By JOHN RILEYjohn.email@example.com
Photo credit: Charles Eckert | Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, using a diagrahm showing the drug fraud distribution scheme, announces charges against 48 individuals in a massive Medicaid fraud scheme involving the diversion and trafficking of prescription drugs. (July 17, 2012)
A massive prescription drug diversion racket recycled more than $500 million in high-end secondhand drugs, paid for by Medicaid, through an underground interstate network and resold them as new to unwitting customers at pharmacies, law enforcement officials in New York charged yesterday.
Prosecutors accused more than 40 individuals with scheming to buy costly drugs for asthma, HIV and schizophrenia...
Content Preview This content is exclusive for Newsday digital access and 7-day home delivery subscribers and Optimum Online customers.