2 Georgia pharmacists charged with fraud, drug diversion

Two Georgia pharmacists were charged July 15 with diversion of drugs to nonpatients and healthcare fraud, the U.S. Justice Department said.

The Justice Department claims Ray Ashley Dixon, PharmD, the owner and operator of Fulghum Discount Drugs in Baxley, Ga., created fake prescriptions and billed Medicare and Medicaid for them. He also allegedly unlawfully distributed controlled substances to people who didn't have prescriptions for them. 

Janice Colter, PharmD, the pharmacist in charge of a pharmacy in Darien, Ga., was accused of lying about her dispensing history from 2015 to 2017.

If convicted, both pharmacists face up to five years in federal prison. 

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