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Twisted Tale: MD Charged In Medicaid Drug Fraud Scheme Once Helped Drug Users
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

A New York physician, once hailed as a rising star for her work with AIDS patients and drug abusers allegedly wrote nearly $1 million in prescriptions paid by Medicaid for Oxycontin, Percocet, and generic oxycontin pills that were sold in a fraud scheme, authorities said. [Read More]
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