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Kansas pharmacy to pay $9.5 million settlement in fraud case


January 31, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A small pharmacy based in Overland Park will pay $9.5 million to settle a federal health care fraud lawsuit.

The Kansas City Star reports $1.5 million of that will go to Emily Barnes, of Lenexa, who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Stark Pharmacy in 2015. She alleged she saw several types of health care fraud, including changing prescriptions without a doctor's authorization and charging full price for prescriptions that weren't totally full.

The federal government intervened in that lawsuit, which named Stark Pharmacy and its three pharmacists.

Barnes' att...

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