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Eye Doc: ‘Godsend’ Or Criminal?

A West Palm Beach eye doctor’s patients call him a  "miracle worker" for using cutting edge medicine to preserve their vision.  But the FBI and Department of Health and Human Services have a different view of Dr. Salomon Melgen, according to the Miami Herald.  Melgen, a close friend of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., has seen his offices raided twice this year, as part of a Medicare fraud investigation. Authorities say he has over billed Medicare for Lucentis, a drug used to combat macular degeneration and estimated to cost $2,000 per injection.