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Dr. Stephen Padnes Agreed to Be Excluded for 10 Years for Medically Unnecessary Prescriptions

On August 9, 2021, in connection with the resolution of his False Claims Act liability, Dr. Stephen Padnes (Dr. Padnes), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, agreed to be excluded under 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7(b)(7) for 10 years. The investigation revealed and OIG alleged that Dr. Padnes issued prescriptions for controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose and outside the generally accepted course of medical practice. Senior Counsel Matthew Westbrook represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:August 9, 2021
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions