Physicians Plead Guilty In Prescription Scheme Involving San Diego Marines
Carl Lindblad and Susan Vergot, who worked for Choice MD in Cleveland, Tenn., admitted to writing the prescriptions despite never examining the patients in person, and then sending the prescriptions to a pharmacy, which would bill TRICARE health insurance an exorbitant amount of money for the specialized medicine.
Safety Violations Compound Pain Of Painkiller Shortages
California and federal officials have cracked down on a major compounding pharmacy they say posed a threat to public safety, but their actions are worsening shortages of medications that doctors rely on to keep their patients out of pain.
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the Trump administration’s latest effort to revise rules for next year’s Affordable Care Act marketplaces. They also discuss state efforts to stabilize their individual markets in light of some of the changes being made at the federal level.