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Industrial Science Hunts For Nursing Home Fraud In New Mexico Case

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Olympus, the dominant supplier of endoscopes in the U.S., agreed to pay a hefty settlement and to be supervised by an independent monitor. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Pill bottles in a locked room deep inside the building that houses the Los Angeles County Health Authority Law Enforcement Task Force. Tracy Weber/ProPublica hide caption

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Dr. Ernest Bagner III stands outside his former office tucked in the back corner of a strip mall in Hollywood, Calif., where he says he was the victim of Medicare fraud. Jonathan Alcorn/ProPublica hide caption

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How Fraud Flourishes Unchecked In Medicare's Drug Plan

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With help from the Affordable Care Act, government fraud investigators will make more use of computer programs to detect Medicare and Medicaid scams. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Health Law Gives Medicare Fraud Fighters New Weapons

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GlaxoSmithKline's mishandling of information on safety problems with diabetes drug Avandia is just one of the violations cited in a settlement with the government. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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