DOJ Adds Employee Defendants in Illegal Opioid Distribution and Health Care Fraud Lawsuit Against Northeast Philadelphia Pharmacy

Fox Chase-area Pharmacy was the Top Retail Purchaser of Oxycodone in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that the United States filed an amended civil complaint against pharmacist Todd Goodman and pharmacy employees Eric Pestrack and Lee Kamp for their alleged involvement in years-long practices of illegally dispensing opioids and other controlled substances, and systematic health care fraud, at Philadelphia-based pharmacy Spivack, Inc., which previously operated under the name Verree Pharmacy. These individuals were added as defendants in the previously filed lawsuit against Verree and its former owner, pharmacist Mitchell Spivack, for the same alleged schemes. The amended complaint continues to seek civil penalties and civil damages, which could total in the millions of dollars, as well as injunctive relief.

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