U.S. pros­e­cu­tors last week charged more than 400 peo­ple with tak­ing part in health­care fraud and opi­oid scams

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that to­taled $1.3 bil­lion in false billing. At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions called the col­lec­tive ac­tion the “largest health­care fraud take­down oper­a­tion in Amer­i­can his­tory.” Among those charged were six Michi­gan doc­tors ac­cused in a scheme to pre­scribe un­nec­es­sary opi­oids. A Flor­ida re­hab fa­cil­ity is al­leged to have re­cruited ad­dicts with gift cards and vis­its to strip clubs, lead­ing to $58 mil­lion in false treat­ments and tests. Of­fi­cials said the il­le­gal schemes in­cluded more than 120 peo­ple in­volved in pre­scrib­ing and dis­tribut­ing nar­cotics.

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