Desperate for addiction treatment, patients are pawns in lucrative insurance fraud scheme
'Preparation of heroin with a spoon, a syringe and a candle on a table' [Shutterstock]

Drug users, desperate to break addictions to heroin or pain pills, are pawns in a sprawling national network of insurance fraud, an investigation by STAT and the Boston Globe has found. They are being sent to treatment centers hundreds of miles from home for expensive, but often shoddy, care that is paid for by premium health…