WXIN TV in indianapolis reports that agents of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General raided the home of a Carmel, IN compounding pharmacist earlier today. The raid comes just weeks after an OIG report highlighted poor management of compound drug prescriptions by the Department of Labor, which it found costs the USPS millions every year in unnecessary and possibly fraudulent claims. There has been no confirmation yet as to whether today’s raid was related to that report:
Federal agents raided the home of a Carmel pharmacist Thursday morning.
Investigators from the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) were seen carrying empty white boxes into the home of Dr. Ziad Khader and Dr. Hanady Nazzal on Buckland Street. Agents arrived at the house around 9 a.m.
Dr. Khader has held an Indiana pharmacist’s license since 2002.
Dr. Nazzal has been a licensed dentist since 2008 and has a practice at Affordable Dentistry on Madison Avenue on Indianapolis’ south side and owns A 2 Z autos on Allisonville Road.
An acquaintance told FOX59 News that Khader is a compound pharmacist who legally mixes pharmaceuticals to create drugs.