Calabasas doctor jailed for pill fraud

A Calabasas physician received 14 months in federal prison for accepting nearly $800,000 in bribes and kickbacks as part of a conspiracy to bill health insurers for unlawful drug prescriptions, U.S. District Attorney Poonam Kumar announced.
Dr. Amir Friedman, a 56-year-old anesthesiologist, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
Friedman wrote prescriptions for compounded drugs, which are tailor-made products a doctor can prescribe when other FDA-approved drugs ...

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