Omnicare, the nation’s largest long-term-care pharmacy, was accused by federal authorities of fraudulently billing government health care programs by dispensing hundreds of thousands of old and invalid prescriptions to residents of assisted-living and other facilities.

The CVS Health unit, which operates about 160 pharmacies, allegedly failed to obtain new prescriptions from doctors after the old ones expired or ran out of refills. Instead, Omnicare assigned new numbers to old prescriptions and continued dispensing medicines for months — and sometimes years — after the prescriptions expired, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice in New York.

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  • Gee what a surprise that an honest ,fair and transparent company like CVS would do something that was illegal . If an independent pharmacy ever did anything close to this fraudulent crime they would be closed
    up, the owners locked up and would never see the light of day! This is just more evidence of the RICO
    criminal activity CVS does on a daily basis !!! RICO with treble damages for the billions CVS, CVS Health and CVS/CAREMARK have been doing for years !!!!

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