Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Black market for "lifesaving HIV treatments"

The Washington Post

Watchdog: Some Medicare spending on HIV drugs appear questionable in 2012 audit 
By Charles Ornstein

"Medicare spent more than $30 million in 2012 on questionable HIV medication costs, the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services said in a report set for release Wednesday.

The report offers a litany of possible fraud schemes, all paid for by Medicare’s prescription drug program known as Part D."

 Medicare paid over $30 million in fraud schemes to thieves re-sell the "lifesaving treatments."  

The only thing missed is that every penny Medicare, Medicaid, ADAP, the VA, etc pays for "ARVs" is a gigantic fraud for worthless, dangeorus toxic chemotherapy.--Terry Michael

In Detroit, a 77-year-old woman purportedly filled $33,500 worth of prescriptions for 10 different HIV medications. But there’s no record that she had HIV or that she had visited the doctors who wrote the scripts.

A 48-year-old in Miami went to 28 pharmacies to pick up HIV drugs worth nearly $200,000, almost 10 times what average patients get in a year. The prescriptions were supposedly written by 16 health providers.

And on a single day, a third patient received $17,500 worth of HIV drugs ­ and none the rest of the year. She acquired more than twice the recommended dose of five HIV drug ingredients.