Last month, the United States filed a lawsuit against Chicago psychiatrist, Dr. Michael J. Reinstein. The complaint accused Dr. Reinstein of receiving illegal kickbacks from multiple pharmaceutical companies beginning at the latest in 1999. The complaint further alleges that Dr. Reinstein submitted at least 140,000 false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for antipsychotic drugs he prescribed for thousands of patients. Finally, Dr. Reinstein was accused of submitting at least 50,000 claims to Medicare and Medicaid for treatments that he allegedly never provided. This is the largest lawsuit alleging prescription medication fraud that has ever been filed against an individual defendant.
The case has only just been filed so any resolution is likely a long way off. Keep checking our website for updates on the case’s progress.