Miami Psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, accused of running one of the largest fake-prescription schemes in history

Miami New Times “National Symbol” of Prescription Fraud Pleads Guilty, Has 221-Piece Art Collection Seized By Jerry Iannelli July 20, 2016 Some criminals spend their dirty money on drugs. Others blow it on luxury cars, high-end escorts, or trips to obscure rich-people enclaves like Gstaad, Switzerland. Or, if you’re Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil, a man accused […]

Chicago Psychiatrist Michael Reinstein Gets Prison Time for Kickbacks from Drug Firm

Chicago Sun Times Psychiatrist gets 9 months for accepting kickbacks from drug firm March 11, 2016 A Chicago psychiatrist was sentenced to nine months in prison Friday for taking nearly $600,000 from pharmaceutical companies in exchange for prescribing a certain drug to patients. Dr. Michael J. Reinstein, 72, of Skokie, pleaded guilty last year to […]

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Psych Michael Reinstein Going to Prison – Must Pay $3.79 million – Took Pharma kickbacks for anti-psychotic drugs

Chicago Sun Times Psychiatrist pleads guilty to taking kickbacks for anti-psychotics February 13, 2015 By Luke Wilusz A now-suspended psychiatrist pleaded guilty Friday to taking kickbacks and benefits worth nearly $600,000 from pharmaceutical companies for prescribing an anti-psychotic drug to thousands of elderly and mentally ill patients. In addition to the guilty plea, 71-year-old Michael […]

Illinois Psychiatrist Michael Reinstein will plead guilty – Took kickbacks from Psych Drug Maker

ProPublica Huge Prescriber of Risky Antipsychotic Drug to Plead Guilty to Taking Kickbacks by Charles Ornstein February 6, 2015 Dr. Michael Reinstein has been the subject of two ProPublica investigations. For years, even while under federal investigation, he prescribed more of the drug clozapine than any other doctor in the United States. A former Chicago […]


Doing anything on July 22, 2016? MEET ME IN MIAMI! Update By Ken Kramer June 16, 2016 Talk about slow justice! We investigated the top psych drugging psychiatrist in the USA, Florida psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, and reported our findings to the authorities on July 25, 2007. We calculated he was prescribing about 151 prescriptions […]

Chicago Psychiatrist Got Kickbacks For Excessive Prescribing of Antipsychotic Drugs to Nursing Home Patients – Feds Sue

Taps ProPublica High-Prescribing Chicago Psychiatrist Faces Federal Fraud Suit by Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber Nov. 15, 2012 The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois filed a federal fraud lawsuit today against a Chicago psychiatrist profiled by ProPublica and the Chicago Tribune in 2009 for his excessive prescribing of antipsychotic drugs to nursing […] Special Ops

40% Of High-Prescribing Docs Get Pharma Perks

Connecticut Health I-Team by Lisa Chedekel Jul 28, 2012 In 2010 and 2011, Dr. Irene Abramovich of West Hartford was the state’s top prescriber of Invega, an antipsychotic medication marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. She also was in the top five prescribers of Zyprexa, an antipsychotic marketed by Eli Lilly, in 2008 and 2009. Drug company […]

More Documents Released – National Investigation of Psychiatrists Identifies Top Prescribers

Today, released more documents in the national investigation of top psych prescribers. States released today are: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Michigan and Nebraska. One egregious example, Fernando Mendez-Villamil, the Miami psychiatrist who wrote $43 million worth of psych drugs between 2004 – 2009 (over 150 prescriptions per day!). Mendez-Villamil was terminated from the […]

National Investigation of Psychiatrists Identifies Top Prescribers – States Take Action and Document Cloud are again teaming up to release documents to the public. The identities of the top American Medicaid prescribers of “antipsychotic” drugs and the “anti-anxiety” drug Xanax are being released. The identities are being released in public record form for each state where available. Included in the records are the identities of […]


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