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Physician and Wife Pay $428,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Billing Government Programs for Unapproved Drugs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - U.S. Attorney J. Douglas Overbey announced today that Dr. Donald Chamberlain and Karen Chamberlain have paid $428,700, to resolve state and federal False Claims Act allegations. It is alleged that from January 7, 2009 through May 2, 2012, their medical practice billed Medicare, Tennessee Medicaid (TennCare), and the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program (FEHBP) for foreign-sourced anticancer drugs not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing in the United States. Dr. Chamberlain owned and operated Chattanooga Gyn-Oncology, P.C., located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mrs. Chamberlain managed Dr. Chamberlain's medical practice since the time of its inception.


Action Details

  • Date:August 8, 2018
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions