Fla. Judge Slashes Suit Alleging Tricare False Claims Scam

Law360, Miami (July 25, 2017, 5:01 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge cited numerous deficiencies Monday in a False Claims Act suit alleging a nationwide scheme to defraud the federal Tricare health benefits program of hundreds of millions of dollars, slashing several counts and giving the would-be whistleblower limited opportunity to fix his claims.

The suit from Brady McFarland, an Arizona-based regional marketing representative for Florida Pharmacy Solutions, a national compounding pharmacy located in Zephyrhills, Florida, alleged an elaborate scheme involving his employer and five other compounding pharmacies, as well as numerous marketing companies, physicians and nurse practitioners.

"The number of false claims cases filed continues to rise each...

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