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A Houston couple has been indicted by the Department of Justice, which alleges that the pair fraudulently billed the federal government millions of dollars for compound cream medications for injured workers.
George and Marene Tompkins ran Piney Point Pharmacy on Fondren Road in Houston. They have been charged with conspiring to obtain illegitimate prescriptions for compound creams for which they billed the Department of Labor under the Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA), which is the federal workers’ compensation program. The couple allegedly billed the federal government over $23 million for those compound creams from 2009 to 2016.
On February 21, George and Marene appeared before a U.S. magistrate judge and entered pleas of not guilty. If convicted of the charges against them they reportedly face up to 20 years in federal prison.
Piney Point Pharmacy specialized in compounding. George referred to himself as the “Compound King” on the pharmacy’s website and the pharmacy’s tagline was “Special Meds for Your Special Needs.”