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 […]

Michael Reinstein – Illinois Psychiatrist Suspended – Illegal Payments from Psych Drug Maker

ProPublica Illinois Suspends Medical License of Leading Prescriber of Antipsychotic Drugs by Charles Ornstein August 11, 2014 Illinois medical regulators have indefinitely suspended the medical license of psychiatrist Michael Reinstein, who prescribed more of the most powerful and riskiest antipsychotic drug clozapine than any other doctor in the country. The decision by Illinois’ Department of […]

Israeli Psych Drug Maker Paid Kickbacks to Chicago Psychiatrist Michael Reinstein – Must pay $27.6 million to settle charges

Chicago Tribune Teva settles Medicaid false billing case tied to Chicago doctor By Jonathan Stempel | Reuters March 11, 2014 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle charges that it paid kickbacks to a Chicago psychiatrist to induce him to prescribe an anti-schizophrenia drug to patients, resulting in more than 100,000 […]

America’s Top Psych Prescriber under Investigation – Fernando Mendez-Villamil

Philadelphia Inquirer Medicare Drug Program Fails to Monitor Prescribers, Putting Seniors and Disabled at Risk By Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein and Jennifer LaFleu Sunday, May 12, 2013 This story was co-published with The Washington Post. Ten years ago, a sharply divided Congress decided to pour billions of dollars into subsidizing the purchase of drugs by […]