The pharmacy then charges employers or their insurance companies for the workers’ pain medicine, sometimes at sky-high prices, records show.
An email to doctors, signed by one of the law firm’s founding partners, Sam Pond, outlined the arrangement: “For all patients that you may see with a workers’ compensation claim, referred to you from our office or elsewhere, we ask that you have our pharmacy, Workers First Pharmacy Services, fill the scripts.” Some of the doctors sending patients to Workers First also own a piece of the pharmacy, enabling them to make money from both patient care and the prescriptions.
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“I don’t want to be a part of something unethical,” Elliot said.
“I don’t know what’s going on.” The Relievus medical network includes Dr.
Elliot chose a Relievus doctor, Uplekh Purewal, who wrote him a script for topical diclofenac solution, an anti-inflammatory.
Elliot said Purewal sent the script directly to Workers First.