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Seven Common Types of Pharmaceutical Fraud

Posted on March 20, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most lucrative and fastest growing healthcare sectors in the world. With a value topping billions of dollars each year, it is little wonder that some people associated with it seek out ways to defraud insurers and patients alike. These seven crimes are among the most common types of pharmaceutical fraud committed today. Are you facing charges related to the healthcare...

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Healthcare Industry Top False Claims During 2018

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Healthcare fraud is an umbrella term that covers numerous crimes committed by doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. These offenses cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Federal investigators from the attorney general’s office make it a priority to swiftly bring healthcare fraudsters to justice. Last year proved especially lucrative in recouping billions of dollars misspent because of fraudulent healthcare claims. Several companies paid out millions...

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Understanding and Defending Against Compound Pharmacy Fraud

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Pharmacies are critical to the health, safety, and comfort of the general public. As vital as these businesses are, they often sometimes face scrutiny for the manner in which they do business. People who work in the compound pharmaceutical industry can be ready to defend themselves against charges of compound pharmacy fraud by hiring an experienced civil and criminal defense attorney. (more…)

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The 3 Stages of Money Laundering

Posted on March 21, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Money laundering involves the use of processes to disguise an original source of funds or assets that are generated through criminal activities, such as drug trafficking, fraud, smuggling, corruption or extortion. Global markets consider money laundering a significant white collar crime. The scope of money laundering proceeds is estimated in the billions to trillions of dollars each year. Because money laundering actually facilitates criminal activity – and...

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Understanding Texas Healthcare Fraud Laws

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Healthcare fraud is considered a subcategory of standard fraud. If convicted of healthcare fraud, the defendant faces a wide range of penalties. Although healthcare fraud is considered a single type of fraud, there are various types of healthcare fraud, including health insurance fraud (such as private insurers, Medicare or Medicaid fraud), drug fraud, and medical fraud. Healthcare fraud is said to occur when an individual or business...

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