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Montgomery County Doctor Agrees to Pay $1.4 Million to Resolve Allegations of Improper Opioid Prescribing After Pleading Guilty to Related Criminal Charges

PHILADELPHIA - U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Montgomery County physician Spiro Y. Kassis, M.D., of Plymouth Township, PA, has agreed to pay $1.4 million, has committed to never obtaining a controlled substance registration, and has consented to a 15-year exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid in order to resolve allegations that he improperly prescribed Schedule II controlled substances to patients between July 1, 2014 and February 14, 2017. This civil settlement is announced after Kassis already pled guilty to criminal charges for illegal distribution of controlled substances and awaits sentencing.


Action Details

  • Date:November 1, 2019
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions