6 Michigan Doctors Charged With Overprescribing Opioids
Attorney General Jeff Sessions called it "largest health care fraud takedown operation in American history." Yesterday over 400 people were charged with taking part in a massive health care fraud operation and opioid scams. 32 people in Michigan were charged with making 218 million bucks in false claims. Nationwide it's over 1.3 BILLION.
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The opioid epidemic and the heroin epidemic are intertwined. Once people can't get these over-prescribed opioids, they turn to heroin and street drugs that are cheaper and more deadly. It's hit a lot of families in Michigan.
Florida, the armpit of America, had one place that is alleged to have recruited addicts with gift cards and visits to strip clubs, leading to $58 million in false treatments and tests.
AG Jeff Sessions said nearly 300 health care providers are being suspended or banned from participating in federal health care programs.