Navid Vahedi, owner of Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy in Los Angeles, stood accused of conspiring with marketers to commit healthcare fraud and pay kickbacks. Vahedi, 41, pleaded guilty on behalf of himself and his business, and will be sentenced on June 28. While he already agreed to have his pharmacist license revoked, pay $4.4 million in restitution, and forfeit another $1.3 million, he also faces up the maximum of 5 years in federal prison. In addition, he and his pharmacy face exclusion from all federal healthcare programs, like Medicare and Medicaid.
The two marketers who worked with Vahedi to steer prescriptions for compounded drugs to Fusion Rx will be sentenced later this year.