APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people

Did you know that Medicare’s operating rules allow it to pay for prescription drugs up to 32 days after a patient’s death – not a best practice? About 80% of these prescriptions were filled at neighborhood pharmacies, reflecting criminals acquiring the drugs to presumably sell on the black market at a hefty profit. High-priced drugs tend to be painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs that are sought by people with substance-abuse issues.Read More