Dozens arrested in national opioid scam bust

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 18:43:57-04

 More than 400 people have been charged with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday.

Sessions called the collective action the "largest health care fraud takedown operation in American history" and said it indicates that some doctors, nurses and pharmacists "have chosen to violate their oaths and put greed ahead of their patients."