Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced a
lawsuit Feb. 2 against a Fairfield County doctor and her husband, a University
of Connecticut employee, for alleged violations of the Connecticut False Claims
grateful for Attorney General Jepsen and his team for today's action - part of
a collaborative effort to protect the state plan from outrageous costs and
protect employees from medically unnecessary and unregulated compound drugs,” said state Comptroller Kevin Lembo.
defendants are Kwasi Gyambibi – an employee of the University of Connecticut in
Stamford – and his wife. The two allegedly received prescription drugs from Advantage
Medical and Pharmaceutical LLC. Kwasi Gyambibi would then approach coworkers to
try the drug. If they agreed, his wife would write prescriptions without
even examining them.
allegations in this case involve a scheme to take advantage of the state's
prescription drug benefit program by convincing state employees to try
prescriptions for very expensive compounded drugs that are then prescribed by a
doctor who never established a physician-patient relationship, and who, in
fact, never even met face-to-face with the patient," Jepsen said.
Jepsen alleges the doctor failed in her duty to provide an acceptable
standard of care. According to Jepsen, the alleged conduct is unethical and an
egregious abuse of the prescription drug rules.
investigation is ongoing, and my office will continue to work to hold
accountable those who seek to defraud our taxpayer-funded health care programs,”