Prescription Fraud, Diversion Will Keep Spotlight In 2014

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 12:19 PM EST) -- Prescription drug fraud and diversion will likely remain a top priority for law enforcement in 2014. In fact, based on the frenzy of criminal charges last year, efforts to expand data mining and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, 2014 may exceed 2013 in the volume of investigations, particularly relating to narcotic pain medication. Health care providers, especially, physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, should be prepared for additional scrutiny of their prescribing and dispensing patterns by investigators and auditors. Here are some reasons...
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