Fraud and Medicare’s Prescription Drug Program

Some of the findings of these reports seem to point toward prescription drug abuse on the rise.  Cutting down on fraud in the Medicare Prescription Drug Program could help fight the prescription drug abuse problem nationwide.

Fraud and abuse continue to dog Medicare’s popular prescription drug program, despite a bevy of initiatives launched to prevent them, according to two new reports by the inspector general of Health and Human Services.

Their release follows the arrests of 44 pharmacy owners, doctors and others, who last week were accused of bilking the program, known as Part D.

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