Feds open investigations into compounding pharmacies

CBS News has learned there are multiple federal investigations underway into 90 compounding pharmacies and doctors for suspicious practices.

Dr. Paul Borger CBS News

In a recent investigation related to compounding pharmacies, CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod reported on Paul Borger, a doctor who runs a weight loss clinic in Davenport, Iowa.

Borger wrote a prescription for pain creams for Axelrod even though the two had never met or spoken.

The Pentagon told us Thursday it has suspended payments on all prescriptions signed by Dr. Borger, as well as three other physicians. Payments to four compounding pharmacies have also been suspended.