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IMG_0004-300x200Nabil Fakih, a licensed pharmacist, Michigan Board of Pharmacy member, and owner of a Dearborn Heights drug store, was charged with healthcare and wire fraud and indicted by a grand jury. The Indictment accused Fakih of wrongfully taking millions of United States dollars from Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), dating back to 2011.

According to the indictment, Fakih is accused of falsely submitting claims on behalf of Dial Drugs. He was reported to be overbilling Medicaid and Medicare by $569,670 while overcharging BCBS by $558,079.

Fakih and others billed insurance companies for prescription drugs such as the antipsychotic medication, clozapine, and the sedative alprazolam. Claims for these drugs were on behalf of people who had died prior to the claimed date of delivery. This is according to government allegations.

UPS and Fedex have acknowledged that they are targets in a Federal criminal investigation of online pharmacies. The companies received subpoenas and the investigation is whether the companies have aided and abetted online pharmacies which illegally ship prescription drugs. Some of the online pharmacies have been making counterfeit drugs available in the U.S. Thousands of websites have popped up for online pharmacies and many of them are under attack by authorities worldwide including Interpol.

Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers. jeffrey.newman1@gmail.com