DOJ: More than 400 charged in health care fraud schemes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and others announced Thursday that 412 individuals nation-wide have been charged in health care fraud schemes.

Calling the investigation the "largest health care fraud takedown operation in American history," Sessions, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe, said the operation targeted health care providers accused of fraudulent billing for unnecessary prescriptions and medications that often never made it to the beneficiaries.Nearly a third of the charges announced Thursday are related to drugs. Some 120 defendants were charged in connection with...