(ANDERSON) - Officials with the Indiana Attorney General's office are investigating an Anderson health center after the deaths of 31 people.
Officials are investigating the Madison County Community Health Center after the deaths of 31 patients of Dr. Frank Campbell. Campbell is the former medical director of the health center.
The center treats patients who are uninsured or under-insured.
The Herald Bulletin reports, 23 of the patients had lived in Madison County, and the others lived in central Indiana counties including Delaware, Hamilton, Marion and Tipton counties. The patients ranged in age from 22-58.
Court documents state all the deaths were drug-related and occurred from 2009 to 2013. The documents also say the center was searched in September. During that search, officials obtained Campbell's health records.
The document further says that Campbell's name was on 45,895 prescriptions written between Jan. 1, 2009, and March 11, 2013. Now, officials are trying to determine if Campbell defrauded Medicaid.
"I strongly suspect that he is requiring his patients to submit to unnecessary office visits and, possibly, unnecessary procedures, " Damon Grove, Indiana's fraud unit investigator, said. "Some of those patients may not have seen Dr. Campbell for some time before their deaths."
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