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Sage Therapeutics Reports Topline Results from Pivotal Phase 3 MOUNTAIN Study of SAGE-217 in Major Depressive Disorder

21 hours ago

Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SAGE), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for people with debilitating brain disorders, today reported topline results from the pivotal Phase 3 MOUNTAIN Study evaluating the effect of SAGE-217 on depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The MOUNTAIN Study did not meet its primary endpoint of a statistically significant reduction from baseline compared to placebo

Long Island Health Care Provider Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For $10 Million Medicare Fraud And Hipaa Identity Theft

6 months ago in Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Eastern District of New York


Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Defendant Stole Patient Records From Nursing Homes To Create And Submit False Medicare Claims

Earlier today, Helene Michel, an owner and officer of Medical Solutions Management, Inc. (“MSM”), was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison by United States District Judge Joseph F. Bianco at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Michel was convicted after a three-week jury trial in Augus…

Las Vegas Cardiology Practice Agrees To Pay $2.5 Million Settlement Claim Involving Medicare Kickback Scheme

6 months ago in Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office

District of Nevada

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Las Vegas, NV – A Las Vegas cardiology practice has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle claims alleging that it referred patients for genetic testing in exchange for kickbacks paid by the testing companies, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office will hold accountable fraudulent medical companies that seek to line their pockets by undermining th…

Texas Patient Recruiter Gets 15 Years for $20 Million Fraud Scheme

6 months ago in Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

The Department of Justice announced that a patient recruiter in Texas for several Houston-area home health agencies was sentenced May 29 to more than 15 years in prison for her role in a $20 million fraud scheme that involved paying illegal kickbacks to physicians and submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare.

As part of her guilty plea, Ms. Koko admitted paying kickbacks and bribes to physicians and patients for paperwork home health agencies used to submit fraudulent claims to Medicare for unnec…

GW Pharmaceuticals and U.S. Subsidiary Greenwich Biosciences to Present Data on EPIDIOLEX (cannabidiol) Oral Solution at the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

22 hours ago

​GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: GWPH), the world leader in the science, development, and commercialization of cannabinoid prescription medicines, along with U.S. subsidiary Greenwich Biosciences announced today that a variety of data, including results from completed Phase 3 trials of EPIDIOLEX (cannabidiol) oral solution CV, will be presented at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting, December 6-10, in Baltimore

More Pain Cream Fraud

7 months ago in Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

How many other doctors accepted payments from compounding pharmacies in exchange for writing prescriptions? I also like how this guy was brought on as a medical director to make it seem more legit.

Four things to know:

1. Dr. Claflin was one of several healthcare providers targeted in an investigation that sought to determine whether the providers accepted payment from OK Compounding to prescribe a pain cream.

2. According to the OIG, Dr. Claflin began prescribing pain cream to patients in 2013 an…

Cytokinetics Announces New Results Presented at the International Symposium on ALS/MND

23 hours ago

​Cytokinetics (Nasdaq: CYTK) today announced that new results were presented at the 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Perth, Australia, including additional analyses from FORTITUDE-ALS (Functional Outcomes in a Randomized Trial of Investigational Treatment with CK-2127107 to Understand Decline in Endpoints – in ALS), the Phase 2 clinical trial of reldesemtiv in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

53 medical professionals charged in opioid takedown

7 months ago in Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

31 physicians, seven pharmacists, eight nurses and seven other medical professionals,are charged with participating in the unlawful prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills. The charges allege that more than 350,000 prescriptions were written illegally in Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Alabama.

There are 60 defendants and they all face charges of unlawful distribution of controlled substances to healthcare fraud. Prosecutors claim physicians traded *…

Department of Justice charges 24 healthcare executives and doctors in $1.2B fraud scheme

8 months ago in Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

Twenty four telemedicine and medical equipment executives and physicians were recently charged by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for their alleged part in a $1.2 billion healthcare fraud scheme.

Predictive Oncology Confirms Indications of Interest for Skyline Medical Business

23 hours ago

​MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Predictive Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI), focused on applying artificial intelligence (“AI”) to personalized medicine and drug discovery, today announced that it has received indications of interest from several parties for the possible acquisition of its Skyline Medical division, which produces and sells the STREAMWAY System

Teladoc Health Expands Services with Personalized Nutrition Counseling

2 days ago

Teladoc Health, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC) today announced the continued expansion of its clinical services with the addition of Teladoc Nutrition, personalized nutrition counseling combined with specialized care from a registered dietitian. Providing virtual access to nutrition services as part of the Teladoc Health comprehensive continuum of care

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