The federal government hit Medoc Health Services with a lawsuit alleging the Dallas-based pharmacy services provider filed hundreds of false claims and engaged in a kickback scheme worth millions of dollars. The complaint comes about a year after the FBI raided the company’s North Dallas offices.
The feds allege Medoc received about $2 million in kickbacks through three North Texas pharmacies in exchange for funneling prescriptions from their web of physicians. In two cases, they masked the payments with a “sham employment agreement” that falsely put a Medoc co-owner in the pharmacy’s employ. In the other, the money was funneled through a different firm under the guise of management services, says the complaint.
It names nine defendants in all: Medoc; owner and CEO Kevin Kuykendall and VP of finance Sabrina Kuykendall (the two are married); additional Medoc owners Trenton Moody, Mark Schneider, Michael Schneider, and Moky Cheung; and compounding pharmacy Total RX Care as well as its owner, Cuong “Michael” Nguyen.