When you’re hurt on the job, you trust that your doctor has your best interest at heart. You trust the medication they prescribe for you is what you need to feel better. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes medical professionals allow their integrity to be compromised for financial gain at the risk of what’s best for their patients. More than 420 injured postal employees were impacted by a kickback scheme costing the Postal Service $14 million in medication payments.
Through an investigation, OIG agents discovered that a pharmacy was paying doctors to prescribe an expensive medication, send the prescription for that medication to be filled at that pharmacy, and then pay the doctors for their “business.”