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More than 40 indicted in federal health care fraud investigati

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DETROIT (WKZO) -- The federal government continues to crack down on health care fraud as over 40 people are facing charges in connection with a prescription drug scheme in which millions of pills ended up on the black market.

According to an indictment unsealed Wednesday, five doctors prescribed more than a half-million doses of OxyContin, two-million doses of Vicodin and Xanax and over one-thousand liters of cough syrup in less than two years.  The defendants are facing charges of bribery, money laundering and running a criminal operation that authorities say took over 21-million dollars from Medicare.

Monday, 13 people were indicted in a similar health care fraud case that involves 39 people in total.

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