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New Jersey Ophthalmologist Admits Lying To Federal Agents during Fraud Investigation about Reuse of Lucentis Vials

An ophthalmologist with a medical practice in Englewood, N.J., admitted today to lying to federal agents during a health care fraud investigation into the reuse of single-use vials of prescription Lucentis medication for multiple patients, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Bernard J. Fowler, 68, of Mahwah, N.J., pleaded guilty to an information charging him with making false statements to federal agents with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG). He entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court.


Action Details

  • Date:December 17, 2013
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions