TX Attorney General Sues Fraudulent Mail-order Prescription Drug Service
Submitted by Robin Mathias on Tue, 05/31/2005 - 11:28am. Fraud Cases | Links to Press Releases | Prescription Drug Fraud
Texas Attorney General Press Release AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today sued a mail-order prescription drug service for exploiting seniors who need reduced-cost drugs by asking them to commit fraud by lying to drug companies about their income. Drug companies offer programs in which qualifying seniors can obtain free prescription drugs. Each drug company has different income qualifications for their programs, but these are not solely dependent upon the person’s Social Security income. In this case, the Attorney General accuses Senior RX Support of Dallas of offering to short-cut the process by filling out discount forms on consumers’ behalf for a fee, then asking them to report only their Social Security income in order to obtain the discounts. The company failed to tell consumers that drug companies already offer reduced-cost programs for consumers based upon their total income and not Social Security only.