New Haven Register - Drug company to pay state $2.8M for overcharging:
"Omnicare Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of pharmaceuticals for the elderly, will pay Connecticut $2.8 million as part of a national settlement of charges the company overcharged for Medicaid drugs.
State investigations found Omnicare officials would switch less expensive prescribed tablets for a more costly capsules of the same drug, or reverse the process if the tablet form was more expensive for a particular prescription.
The company also would change prescribed doses to increase profits, according to investigators. For example, Omnicare employees would replace a prescription for a singe 15 milligram pill to twice as many 7.5 milligram pills, which would be more expensive.
Blumenthal said the overcharging was 'certainly the result of deliberate and purposeful switching.'
According to Blumenthal, the switching by Omnicare resulted in about $1.4 million in overcharges for Connecticut’s Medicaid program from 2000-05."
It's bad enough that that Canadians can buy the same prescription drugs cheaper than we can... But they want to double up on overcharging us now?
I am seriously surprised that they won't be doing jail time for this fraud against Connecticut's senior citizens.