Massive healthcare fraud and opioid scams are prompting authorities to announce criminal charges for more than 400 people. According to Fox News, Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions say it is “the largest healthcare fraud takedown operation in American history,” totaling over 1.3 billion dollars in false billing. Among those targeted, 120 people are accused of illegally prescribing opioids, a practice which authorities believe is accelerating an epidemic. Opioid overdoses resulted in 52 thousand American deaths in 20-15 alone.  Fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid billing was also part of the crackdown. ~ Sarah Schutte

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