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Missouri Pain Medicine Doctor and Wife Indicted for Purchasing Illegal Medical Devices and Healthcare Fraud

St. Louis, MO -Dr. Abdul Naushad, 55, and his wife, Wajiha Naushad, 44, both of Town and Country, MO, were indicted today in a 21-count indictment for purchasing non-FDA approved medical devices, Orthovisc, from Canada and England and smuggling the same devices into the United States. The couple was also charged with health care fraud related to billing for the same devices, when they knew Medicare and Medicaid would not reimburse for the non-FDA approved devices. Orthovisc, in a pre-filled syringe, is injected into the knee to relieve osteoarthritis pain and is available only by prescription. Dr. Naushad did not disclose to his patients that they were receiving non-FDA approved Orthovisc.


Action Details

  • Date:July 25, 2019
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions