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Ten, including Pharmacy Owners, Pharmacist, and Nurse Practitioner, Charged in Over $200 Million Prescription Drug Fraud



Ten defendants were charged in a 103-count indictment, including a nurse
practitioner, and the owners, a pharmacist, managers, sales representatives, and billers, of a
Haleyville, Ala.-based pharmacy, Northside Pharmacy doing business as Global Compounding
Pharmacy. The indictment charges them with fraudulently billing health care insurers and
prescription drug administrators for over $200 million in prescription drugs. In one listed instance,
the defendants’ fraudulent conduct caused a prescription plan administrator to pay over $29,000
for one tube of a cream advertised as treating “general wounds.”