Our criminal defense attorneys have represented many clients charged with various types of pharmacy fraud and prescription fraud in New York City.
Prescription Fraud Lawyers in New York City
The most common types of prescription fraud in New York City is forging or altering a prescription, “doctor shopping,” and calling in fraudulent prescriptions impersonating an employee of a medical office.
The prescription drugs that are commonly sough in prescription fraud cases are Valium (diazepam), Vicodin (hydrocodone), Xanax (alprazolam), OxyContin (oxycodone), codeine, Demerol, and, methadone, and morphine.
Prescription fraud in New York is generally prosecuted by local state authorities under the collar of state law, although some more serious cases may be prosecuted by the federal government.
Medicaid/Medicare/Insurance Fraud in a Pharmacy Setting
We have been called on defending licensed pharmacists and pharmacy owners who have been accused of Medicaid or Medicare fraud. Most such cases involve billing Medicaid or insurance companies for prescription medications that have never been dispensed to patients or schemes involving purchasing prescriptions from Medicaid beneficiaries for cash and billing Medicaid for reimbursement at higher rates.
This is often done in concert with physicians who write the prescriptions in return for kickbacks from pharmacists. These types of cases are likely to be prosecuted by the federal government.
If you have been accused of prescription fraud in New York, call our office immediately to set a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney