MS - Marketer Pleads Guilty to Participating in $200M Compound Drug Scheme
A Mississippi woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a fraudulent compound drug scheme that netted $200 million from Tricare, a health insurance program for the military, and other government health care programs, federal prosecutors said.
Hope E. Thomley, of Hattiesburg, 52, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for Southern Mi...
NY - Doctors: Limited Drug Testing Could Hinder Opioid Monitoring
Some New York physicians are continuing to speak out about the state's workers' compensation fee schedules and treatment guidelines, which they say limit urine testing that could help monitor opioid abuse.
In its new medical fee schedules, approved last month, the Workers' Compensation Board removed the words “at least” fro...
OK - Orthopedic Surgeon Paying $85K to Resolve Kickback Allegations
A Tulsa orthopedic surgeon has agreed to pay $84,666.42 to resolve allegations that he accepted illegal kickbacks from a compounding pharmacy, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma announced.
Dr. Brandon Claflin, 42, agreed to the civil settlement after an investigation of numerous health care providers who wrote p...
PA - Hair Salon to Pay $40K Settlement for Firing Stylist
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A Pennsylvania hair salon agreed to pay $40,000 to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a stylist alleged she was fired because she expressed concerns about workplace safety.
Blown Away Dry Bar and Salon, based in Kennett Square, retaliated against the employee after her husband reported work...
CA - Contractor Fined $65K After Fatal Crane Accident
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A joint venture formed between two contractors faces $65,300 in penalties for multiple serious safety violations after a worker was fatally struck by a steel beam last August while working on a light rail tunnel project in San Francisco, the California Occupational Health and Safety Division said Wednesday.
Shimmick Construction Co. Inc., of ...