Walgreens to Pay $7.5M Settlement for Phony Pharmacist!
Alex Reid, here with your Monday roundup.
If you are a faithful Clear Health Now reader…
By now, you know how I feel about Big Pharma (and its scams).
The bureaucracy can be downright lethal.
“Here’s a brand new pill to hit the market! It’ll solve this issue for you,” your doctor may say.
Later you find out the pill has side effects — and now you need another pill for the side effects.
It’s a sick cycle.
And here’s the latest scam to hit the pharmacy world…
The costs are high, singing to the tune of $7.5 million.
California prosecutors say that between late 2006 and 2017, a Walgreens employee impersonated a pharmacist.
Even worse, she “illegally filed more than 745,000 prescriptions in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
The Associated Press shared disturbing details on the prescriptions:
The prescriptions allegedly included more than 100,000 for opioids such as fentanyl, morphine, and codeine.
While the Walgreens employee pleaded not guilty to felony impersonation charges, officials say that she used the license numbers of registered pharmacists to execute her scam.
But authorities aren’t just pointing the finger at the employee...
“The burden is on the company to make sure its employees are properly licensed and to complete a thorough background check,” Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said in a news release announcing the settlement.
As a result, Walgreens is expected to pay a $7.5 million settlement for the disaster.
If you have a TV, newspaper, or the internet, it would be hard to miss news of the coronavirus.
The epicenter of the recent outbreak is said to be in Wuhan, a city in China.
And the media would have you believe that this virus is the end of the world.
But in a world of hysteria, I much prefer the cold-hard facts…
Johns Hopkins University says the Wuhan coronavirus has “infected 28,000 people and killed 565.”
Compare that to the flu, though…
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), here’s what you should know about the 2019–2020 flu season:
- An estimated 19 million Americans have been infected.
- 180,000 have been hospitalized.
- 10,000 have died.
So why is everyone so obsessed with the coronavirus?
Hysteria sells… It gets people’s attention.
As we come to an end, I want you to meet two special people: Darla and Andy Markley.
They went bankrupt and lost their lovely home in Wisconsin.
So you are probably wondering what happened to them...
Did one of them lose a job?
Did they have unhealthy spending habits?
The only thing they’re guilty of is putting their faith in the wrong insurance company.
After the company promised to pay for medical expenses, Darla and Andy got stuck with a $38,000 medical bill.
To your health,
President, Clear Health Now