Pittsburgh (KDKA)-Former South Hills pharmacist diverts medicines for his own use and spends a year in prison to misrepresent generics as a brand name, federal prosecutors said.
The judge sentenced 46-year-old Timothy Forester to release from prison for one year and then two years under surveillance. He was also ordered to pay $ 10,000 and nearly $ 650,000 in compensation for his conviction that he obtained controlled substances through fraud, misbranding of drugs, and conspiracy to medical fraud. ..
Prosecutors said Forester would order narcotics, primarily oxycodone and hydrocodone, from his four pharmacies, intercepting their deliveries and using them himself.
He has also been accused of labeling generic drug bottles with brand names and charging companies and customers as if the drug was a higher-priced version. He then changed the computer billing code for those medicines, resulting in a much higher reimbursement, the prosecutor said.
Investigations leading to his accusations were conducted by the opioid fraud and abuse detection unit in western Pennsylvania.
Former South Hills pharmacist gets a year on prescription drug fraud plan
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