Pharmacy-Made Pain Creams Flagged On Fears Of Medicare Fraud And Risk

(By Julie Appleby for Kaiser Health News)

Medicare pays hundreds of millions of dollars each year for prescription creams, gels and lotions made-to-order by pharmacies — mainly as pain treatments. But a new report finds that officials are concerned about possible fraud and patient safety risks from products made at nearly a quarter of the pharmacies that fill the bulk of those prescriptions. Continue reading article here…

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