Philadelphia Pharmacy and Its Owner Agree to Pay $1 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, PA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that the owner of LAN Apothecary, Inc. (“LAN Apothecary”) in Philadelphia has agreed to pay $1,000,000 to resolve liability under the False Claims Act.

LAN Apothecary and owner-pharmacist Bachtu (“Theresa”) M. Phan will jointly pay $1,000,000 to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for prescription medications that were not actually dispensed during the period from January 1, 2014 to June 29, 2019. These medications include, but are not limited to, Januvia, Janumet, Zetia, Tradjenta, Linzess, Advair Diskus, Namenda XR, and Dexilant. As part of the resolution with the United States, LAN Apothecary and Theresa Phan will enter into a corporate integrity agreement  with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General. The integrity agreement requires them to undertake substantial compliance obligations and to contract with an Independent Review Organization that will conduct quarterly third-party audits of their Medicare and Medicaid claims and drug inventory.

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