Cops, firefighters, teachers, doctors embroiled in $25M drug fraud scheme, feds say

CAMDEN — Federal officials announced Thursday that two men have pleaded guilty in a conspiracy that used a network of recruiters, doctors, and state and local government employees to collect millions for unnecessary compounded prescriptions. “The defendants defrauded the state of New Jersey and other health insurers out of millions of dollars by getting reimbursed for phony […]

Linwood, Philadelphia men plead guilty in federal prescription drug fraud case | Breaking News

CAMDEN — A pharmaceutical representative from Linwood said he knowingly defrauded  a healthcare benefits program of $28 million using phony prescriptions through a network of recruiters, doctors and public employees. Matthew Tedesco, 42, pleaded guilty Thursday to health care fraud charges before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler for his role as a leader in a conspiracy […]

FDA Approves Inotuzumab Ozogamicin (Besponsa) for ALL

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa, Wyeth/Pfizer) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). “For adult patients with B-cell ALL whose cancer has not responded to initial treatment or has returned after treatment, life expectancy is typically low,” said Richard Pazdur, […]