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Suspicious Medicare bills found at 2,600 U.S. pharmacies

Bloomberg News, May 11, 2012

More than 2,600 U.S. drug stores, or 4 percent of all retail pharmacies, may have suspicious or excessive billing to Medicare, government investigators said. Some pharmacies dispensed unusually high percentages of painkillers and other controlled substances or expensive brand- name drugs, according to a report today from the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department