Dr. Abdul Naushad was ordered to serve a year in prison for health care fraud after injecting patients with cheaper foreign medication and charging health care programs for the expensive version.
“The Naushad’s betrayed the trust of elderly and impoverished patients to fund a lavish lifestyle that included a $2 million mansion, two vacation houses, and four luxury cars.” Assistant US Attorney Derek Wiseman said.
A judge found him guilty of the health care fraud scheme. He and his wife will also have to repay $235,977.
The Food and Drug Administration said Dr. Naushad injected unwitting patients with a cheaper, foreign medicine that the FDA has not approved and then deceived federal health care programs into reimbursing them for a more expensive medication than was used.
The FDA said the doctors stonewalled questions from their purchasing chief, had the next shipment sent to their home and lied to their compliance officer and friend to conceal their actions.
“Injectable unapproved medical devices that are smuggled from unknown foreign sources and come from outside the secure supply chain can present a serious health risk to patients who receive them,” said Special Agent in Charge Charles Grinstead
For more on this story, please consider these sources:
- St. Louis Doctor Scammed Patients With Cheap Drugs, Bought Ugly Mansion – Riverfront Times
- Missouri doctor sentenced to 1 year in prison for giving patients unapproved Orthovisc – KMOV 4
- Town and Country doctor, wife sentenced for healthcare fraud – Fox 2 News
- Doctor sentenced for health care scheme to ‘fund a lavish lifestyle’ – Fox 59 Indianpolis