HARRISBURG (PRESS RELEASE) —Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Southwest Nu-Stop Philadelphia Inc. (Southwest), a Philadelphia-based drug and alcohol treatment facility, and its owner Dr. Lloyd Reid pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud for paying illegal kickbacks to recovery homes in Philadelphia. As a result of this investigation, Southwest closed both of its locations and has ceased operations.
“As we continue to battle the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania, it’s vital that individuals struggling with addiction have treatment professionals who they can trust. Dr. Reid took advantage of the very individuals he was supposed to be helping through recovery – all for personal gain and greed,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “Thanks to the hard work of my office and our federal partners at the Department of Health and Human Services, his operation has been shut down for good.”