Monday, January 16, 2012

OmniCare (Back) in the News

When last we visited OmniCare (in passing, some three-and-a-half years ago), they were accused of so-called "pill-flipping;" that is, surreptitiously dispensing more expensive forms of the drug to unsuspecting customers, at the expense of both them and us (as taxpayers).

Fast forward a bit, and we see "the more things change, the more they stay the same" in action:

"Omnicare Inc. faces a lawsuit from a former employee who claims the Covington-based company overcharged Illinois and the federal government for medications ... He alleges that as a result of the actions, the governments possibly incurred millions of dollars of damages."

Now, this could be a big deal, if what they were doing was, in fact, illegal (as it appears to be, inasmuch as the whistleblower claims that "he was compelled by Omnicare to enter false billing information").

Sounds like OmniCare wasn't exactly OmniScient.

[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R]
blog comments powered by Disqus