Texas Compounder Found Guilty of Multimillion Dollar Healthcare Fraud
A federal jury in Houston, Texas found a drug compounder guilty of billing the federal government more than $20 million for unnecessary compounds.
The owner of Houston’s Piney Point Pharmacy, George Tompkins, was convicted of conspiring to pay and receive kickbacks, commit healthcare fraud and commit money laundering.
The fraudulent scheme involved the creation of compounded pain cream prescriptions and the billing of healthcare programs for injured state and federal employees. In total, the racket billed the government approximately $21.8 million for compounded gels and creams.