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Ontario Drug Benefits Fraud Lawyers Based in Toronto, Servicing Pharmacists Across Ontario.

If you have been notified that you or your pharmacy is being audited or investigated for Ontario Drug Benefits (“ODB”) fraud, you should contact a lawyer immediately. A Ministry of Health and Long Term Care investigation can lead to a pharmacy’s loss of its billing privileges, fraud charges, and complaints to the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care investigates pharmacists and pharmacy owners for ODB fraud. ODB fraud is often detected by high volumes of billings for certain pharmacy products or by random questionnaires sent to patients to determine whether they received medication that was billed by the pharmacy as being dispensed.

If the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care determines that ODB fraud has occurred, they will issue a Notice of Intention to Terminate your Health Network System Agreement, which means that your pharmacy will no longer be able to bill the ODB, effectively ending that pharmacy’s business.

The Ministry of Health and Long Term care may also refer the matter to police for provincial or criminal charges and may also make a complaint or report to the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

Pharmacy Audit Lawyers for Ontario

An audit or investigation by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care is a complex and intense process to navigate without legal assistance. The Ministry’s Inspector will issue an audit and report, which you will have approximately 60 days to respond to. The Ministry publishes a list of pharmacies on its website for which a Notice of Intention to Terminate your Health Network System Agreement has been issued, which will result in serious harm to your business and professional reputation. Your written response is often your only opportunity to save your pharmacy’s business and to protect your billing privileges under the ODB.

Damien Frost & Associates LLP has years of experience defending Pharmacists and pharmacy owners who are being audited or investigated for Ontario Drug Benefits fraud. In a number of instances, we have been able to overturn the findings of the Ministry or negotiate a resolution that retains the pharmacy’s billing privileges under the ODB.

Let us help you by using our expertise in dealing with the Ministry. Click here to contact us if you are being audited, investigated or receive a Notice of Intention to Terminate your ODB billing privileges.

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Highly Recommend!

"I have been very pleased working with Rebecca. She worked very efficiently, professionally and cared for every step, as we went through the process with Ontario College of Pharmacists. Initially I thought I would be going through a nightmare when I received my paperwork from Ontario College of Pharmacists, but Rebecca made the process seamless and the outcome was positive. Thank-you Rebecca and I would highly recommend your excellent professional service to others."


Very Professional and Helpful

"I hired Ms Rebecca Young regarding a legal matter in October 2015. I found her and the firm to be very professional and helpful. The whole process took about one year to resolve. I followed her advice and the outcome was in my favour. I would recommend her for her professionalism, knowledge and pleasant attitude."


Excellent Advocacy. Pleased with the Outcome!

"Daniel, Thank you for your excellent work. I am pleased with the outcome. I didn’t feel ‘prosecuted’ and I believe that is due to your excellent advocacy skills and rapport with the Court."


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"We were very pleased with Mr. Frost’s representation. He provided us with the best possible legal representation. He was dedicated to obtaining a tremendous resolution in what was complex litigation while being always mindful that we required a cost-effective solution."


Nothing Short of Remarkable!

"I was very grateful to have the knowledge, experience and support of Rebecca Young when I was presented with a legal issue concerning my private practice. She ensured that my own professionalism and experience were demonstrated while representing me in communication with the CRPO. In addition, she offered recommendations to improve my due diligence measures, thereby further protecting my business and reputation going forward. Thank you Rebecca."


Truly Professional, Confident & Trustworthy

"I was very happy with how Damien Frost handled my case and with what they accomplished for me. From my very first call with Rebecca, she gained my confidence and trust. She was very knowledgeable and she handled herself with true professionalism. She took the time to explain to me the process as well as her strategies so I always knew what was going on. She was always an email or a phone call away and she resolved my case to my full satisfaction."


Incredibly Supportive & Experienced

"I had an extremely positive experience working with Rebecca Young. She is so pleasant to deal with and not only provided sound counsel right from the first day but continued doing so in a manner that was clear and compassionate. Incredibly supportive and experienced team. I was kept up to date at every step and got an amazing outcome in a very short time. Highly recommend working with Rebecca!"


Instantly Put Me At Ease

Rebecca was very helpful in my particular situation. I spoke to a few lawyers before her and I can't tell you how good she was. She instantly put me at ease by telling me what I was dealing with - others had scared me a lot. She was almost my therapist whereby I would get in touch with her, send my thoughts, and get responses on what the process looked like - she was straightforward, compassionate and understanding of the situation. Great service and no fear-mongering at this company. Thank you for all your help, Rebecca!


Damien Frost & Associates LLP

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Phone: 416-923-1900

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