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Two Convicted in $30M Compounding Scheme

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 280 | 0 | 0 min read

The owner of a compounding pharmacy in Pompano Beach, Florida, and his employee have been convicted of health care fraud and conspiracy in a scheme that resulted in more than $30 million in losses to the federal Tricare benefit program. Following a one-month trial, a federal jury on Sept. 5 found guilty Serge Francois, who owned and operated Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding, and pharmacy employee Patrick Tonge. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, Francois and Tonge conspired with so-called marketers who paid physicians to write prescriptions f...

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