Jan. 10, 2018 —
Healthy Meds Pharmacy Corp., a pharmacy located in Hallandale, Florida has paid the United States $350,000, to settle allegations under the False Claims Act for filling prescriptions in violation of TRICARE’s policy on telemedicine.
Benjamin Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and John F. Khin, Special Agent in Charge, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), made the announcement.
The settlement results from an investigation initiated by the DCIS into Healthy Meds’ alleged violations of TRICARE’s policy on telemedicine. The United States alleged that between February 2015 and May 2015, Healthy Meds engaged in unsolicited calls to TRICARE beneficiaries, provided medically unnecessary compound medications to beneficiaries, and knowingly filled prescriptions from doctors who did not meet or properly consult with TRICARE beneficiaries. TRICARE is the Department of Defense program that provides health care benefits to active duty service members, retired service members, and their dependents.