Fla. Pharmacy Owners To Pay $7.8M To Settle FCA Suit

By Y. Peter Kang (September 14, 2016, 10:12 PM EDT) -- The co-owners of a Florida pharmacy agreed to pay $7.75 million to the federal government to resolve False Claims Act allegations in connection with allegedly fraudulent billing practices for services that weren't eligible for reimbursement through federal health care programs, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Prosecutors said Maitland, Florida-based QMedRx, a so-called compound pharmacy, submitted compounded prescriptions from January 2013 to January 2014 that were "tainted" within the meaning of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, which bars the exchange of money or goods for federal health care program referrals.

The U.S. attorney's office for the Middle District of Florida said it sought penalties and...

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