Compounding Pharmacist Pleads Guilty To Healthcare Fraud


In a sign that the federal government is continuing to target compounding pharmacies, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida recently announced that a licensed pharmacist from the Tampa area pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud. That pharmacist, who co-owned Lifecare Pharmacy in Pinellas County, agreed to pay a...

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Partner Ryan Stumphauzer To Speak About Criminal And Enforcement Surrounding Compounding Pharmacies At HCCA’s Third Annual Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute


Stumphauzer & Sloman partner Ryan Stumphauzer will speak on November 1, 2017, about criminal and civil enforcement actions against compounding pharmacies at the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Third Annual Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute in Washington, DC. Mr. Stumphauzer, along with Assistant United States Attorney...

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Kaiser Health Spotlights Fraud Concerns In Compounding Drugs


Increased government spending on compounded drugs is drawing the attention of federal investigators according to a July 18, 2016, news article by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Medicare Part D – Medicare’s Prescription Drug Coverage – has seen spending rise 56 percent since last year; attributed, in part, by sales of topical pain creams, which...

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Wall Street Journal Reports Investigation On Fraud Linked To Specialty Creams


The Wall Street Journal today reports a Justice Department investigation on healthcare fraud linked to specialty creams used to treat pain and other ailments. According to the article, investigators are challenging the medical necessity of these pain creams, as well as looking into compounding pharmacies’ billing practices. Some of these...

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