Feds eye doctor’s prescriptions for drug fraud

One Pennsylvania doctor wrote prescriptions for more than $1 million worth of an antipsychotic drug. Another averaged 25 scrips a day for the antidepressant Xanax.

In both cases, federal taxpayers footed the bill through the Medicaid program for the poor. Some doctors are so prolific with dispensing government-funded drugs that a U.S. Senate investigation recently determined investigators should look for evidence of fraud or drug abuse.

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