Mass. AG Says Firm Took Kickbacks To Refer Opioid Patients

By Kevin Stawicki (September 25, 2020, 8:37 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts law firm was sued by the commonwealth, accusing it of accepting more than $90,000 in kickbacks in exchange for referring clients to a mail-order pharmacy that dispensed thousands of opioid prescriptions.

Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday that personal injury firm Keches Law Group PC accepted the kickbacks from Andover-based Injured Workers Pharmacy, which has been embroiled in litigation claiming it recklessly dispensed opioid prescriptions and paid law firms for patient referrals. IWP recently agreed to pay $11 million to settle claims related to that alleged scheme.

Keches violated the state's consumer protection law by willfully deceiving its clients...

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