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Gilead Sues Health Clinics Over Alleged HIV Drug Program Fraud

Nov. 3, 2020, 10:26 PM

Gilead Sciences Inc. sued a group of clinics and others associated with two healthcare providers in Miami federal court on Tuesday for allegedly stealing tens of millions of dollars from its program to provide HIV-preventing PrEP medication to uninsured patients.

The complaint names as defendants a number of clinics, pharmacies, and lab testing facilities associated with the providers, which it calls interconnected “criminal networks"—Doctors United and Positive Health. They allegedly employ crews of van drivers to recruit people “who earn low incomes or are homeless” and prescribe them PrEP medication under Gilead’s Advancing Access Medication Assistance Program.

The clinics allegedly ...

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