In the document, Dr. Awerbuch is accused of writing unneeded prescriptions for patients and billing medicare and other insurers millions of dollars for procedures that were never provided. The complaint also shows that Awerbuch subscribes a medicine that helps treat cancer pain, called Subsys, than any other doctor in the country.
In fact, the complaint states that in a five year period, Awerbuch collected six times as much money from medicare for Subsys than the nearest U.S. prescriber.
Patients TV5 talked to say they think Dr. Awerbuch is a good doctor and they have a hard time accepting the news.
Officials say patients who want to get their records from Dr. Awerbuch should contact the FBI office in Bay City.
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