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United States Files Suit Against Pharmacy, Pharmacy Owner, and Pharmacist-in-Charge for Alleged False Billing

PHILADELPHIA, PA - First Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that the United States has filed a civil lawsuit against G & A Somerton Pharmacy LLC ("Somerton"), its owner Polina Khodak, and its pharmacist-in-charge, Inessa Lerner, alleging that they violated the False Claims Act when they knowingly billed Medicare for over $1 million worth of prescription drugs that were never actually dispensed to beneficiaries, during the period January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2015. These medications included but were not limited to Lidoderm, Advair Diskus, Omeprazole, Solaraze, Nexium, Donepezil, Novolog, Meclizine, Lidocaine, and Januvia.


Action Details

  • Date:September 23, 2019
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions