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In the past several years, there have been a litany of federal and state indictments (and convictions) for health care fraud involving healthcare providers and pharmacies. Most recently, a group of doctors, pharmacies, and federal worker advocates were indicted in connection with a compounded drug scheme that defrauded the federal workers’ compensation program and Tricare out of almost $40 million.

The court documents allege the fraud was coordinated by a Houston couple, John Cruise, CEO of the Injured Federal Workers Advocate Association, and his wife, Lashonia Johnson, the director of a group that helps federal workers who are injured on the job. The couple also ran a pharmacy in Texas that dispensed compounded medicine. The doctors involved in the scheme were allegedly taking kickbacks from Cruise and Johnson for prescribing expensive and unneeded compounds to federal workers referred by a therapy center.

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