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Doctors Accused of Taking Pharmaceutical Bribes

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has accused a handful of Tallahassee doctors who they say enjoyed lavish parties and took thousands of dollars in kickbacks from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., the Tampa Bay Timesreports.  The lawsuit says the doctors defrauded Medicaid by overprescribing Novartis drugs. 

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