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Connecticut targets Fairfield County doctor, husband for alleged False Claims Act violations

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 17, 2017

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HARTFORD, 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 Act.


"I am 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.


The 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.


"The 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.


"This investigation is ongoing, and my office will continue to work to hold accountable those who seek to defraud our taxpayer-funded health care programs,” Jepsen said.

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