|December 13, 2016
Contact: Whitney Ray
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced a million dollar settlement reached with an obstetrician and gynecologist in Ocala. Dr. Rasiklal Dhanji Nagda is a Medicaid provider and owner of Nagda Medical, Inc. According to Attorney General Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s investigation, Nagda submitted more than 700 claims to Medicaid for intrauterine devices not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and received reimbursements from the Medicaid program. Nagda allegedly used a credit card to order large quantities of Bayer’s Mirena IUDs from an online pharmacy, GetCanadianDrugs.com, on a monthly basis.
The Mirena IUDs that Nagda allegedly ordered and used are not intended for distribution in the United States and are not approved by the FDA, and therefore not authorized for Medicaid reimbursement. The active ingredient in the Mirena IUDs is Levonorgestrel, a female hormone initially approved for use in the U.S. in 2000, but must still be approved for U.S. distribution.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations assisted Attorney General Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s investigation.
To view the settlement, click here.