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CMS Paid $112M for Potentially Harmful Drugs, OIG Says
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The Office of Inspector General is investigating the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for paying $112 million in 2006 and 2007 for thousands of drugs. An audit of CMS revealed that the drugs were terminated or expired under Medicare Part D.

“Terminated drugs are discontinued drugs that have passed their shelf life or drugs that have been pulled from the market for health or safety reasons,” the OIG said in its report.