Pharmacist Convicted in Drug Diversion Scheme

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A federal jury convicted Irina Sadovsky for a health care fraud and prescription drug diversion scheme. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, she submitted claims to Medicaid of California (Medi-Cal) and Medicare for prescription drugs that were never dispensed to beneficiaries but, rather, were provided to co-conspirators to sell on the black market. The co-conspirators created fraudulent prescriptions, either by writing the prescriptions themselves or by paying kickbacks to marketers with access to patients and prescribers. Sadovsky recommended the combinations of prescription drugs to be written, checked the eligibility of the patients for reimbursement, and fraudulently submitted claims to Medi-Cal and Medicare. Read a story from Fox 11 Los Angeles and a Department of Justice press release.



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