US Steps Into Tricare FCA Suit Against Pharmacy, PE Owner

Law360 (February 23, 2018, 4:35 PM EST) -- The government has intervened in a False Claims Act suit accusing a Florida compounding pharmacy and its private equity fund owner of running a kickback scheme that induced Tricare to pay more than $68 million for medically unnecessary prescriptions, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

Diabetic Care Rx LLC, which does business as Patient Care America; its ultimate owner, private equity fund Riordan Lewis & Haden Inc.; and PCA executives Patrick Smith and Matthew Smith paid kickbacks to marketing companies to recruit Tricare beneficiaries to...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America et al v. Diabetic Care Rx, LLC et al

Case Number



Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: False Claims Act


Beth Bloom

Date Filed

December 14, 2015

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