Archives for October 2011

15 people arrested in antipsychotic scam

LA TIMES 15 people arrested in Medicare scheme Clinic and pharmacies re-billed the government for anti-psychotic medications, criminal complaint says. By Adolfo Flores, Veronica Rocha and Jason Wells October 27, 2011 | 6:40 p.m. Fifteen people were arrested Thursday on suspicion of taking part in an elaborate $18-million Medicare fraud scheme that officials say involved […]

Mental Health Counselor Arrested – False police report and false insurance claim

St. Petersburg Times Hillsborough deputies: Counselor who shot man in her office had filed false insurance claim Jessica Vander Velde, Times Staff Writer TAMPA — Deputies have arrested the mental health counselor they say shot a 30-year-old man Monday — but on charges unrelated to the shooting. While investigating the shooting, detectives say they came […]

Blue Cross/Blue Shield terminates all Florida psychiatrists

Tallahassee Democrat Mental health coverage change will hurt many By Bill Gallagher In early August, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida sent letters to all of its Florida psychiatrists and other providers under the category of \”mental health,\” advising them that they would be terminated without cause. According the Florida Psychiatric Society website (, existing contracts […]

Senator Wants Answers on Department of Juvenile Justice\’s Use of Drugs

Lakeland Ledger Senator Wants Answers From Department of Juvenile Justice\’s Use of Drugs By MARGIE MENZEL October 19, 2011 TALLAHASSEE | The Department of Juvenile Justice has run afoul of a key senator over the use of psychotropic drugs on youth in its lockup facilities, and the question of whether the agency takes concerns about […]

Senator rips agency over juvie meds

Palm Beach Post By Michael LaForgia A top state lawmaker blasted Florida\’s Department of Juvenile Justice for its practice of dosing kids with antipsychotic drugs, saying the agency wasn\’t doing enough to acknowledge a \”very troubling\” issue. Sen. Ronda Storms, chairwoman of the Senat e\’s Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee, criticized the department in […]

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