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Doctor Guilty of Healthcare Fraud

An AIDS doctor pled guilty to four counts of billing fraud and making false healthcare statements on Tuesday. The doctor admittedly watered down prescription doses given to patients. Meanwhile, he sent letters to Medicare requesting the full dosed prescriptions and claiming ex-patients still needed the drugs. The medications were for AIDS, HIV, and hepatitis patients. According to the doctor’s attorney, “a failure to provide the full dose of these medications would not necessarily shorten the life or cause the death of a patient.”

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