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Insight and commentary on qui tam law in Oregon

Fraud is … a pharmacy billing for drugs that were never ordered.

December 28, 2023

For a lawyer, the cardinal rule of billing is that you cannot bill two clients for the same hour of work. For a lawyer, inventory is limited to 24 hours in day.

For a pharmacy to operate legitimately, it has to take in orders for drugs and then dispense those orders. Without those two critical steps, it’s just a random place that has a whole lot of controlled substances. If a pharmacy eliminates those two steps, but still makes money,

that's a dealbreaker, ladies.

It is also almost certainly fraud.

Well, here you go: 4 Corners Pharmacy knowingly billed the U.S. Department of Labor for a compound supplement that was either not ordered by a licensed healthcare provider or was never delivered to beneficiaries. That’s just shuffling some paperwork around.

The whistleblower is going to clear a cool couple hundred thousand for doing the right thing here.

If you would like to report healthcare fraud , you can contact attorneys at Markowitz Herbold PC. Vivek Kothari is a former federal prosecutor who represents whistleblowers under the False Claims Act. For a free consultation, you can contact Vivek at 503-274-7425 or