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Dozens of doctors in 5 states charged with illegally dispensing 32 million painkillers, sometimes fo

Discussion in 'Indivior' started by anonymous, Apr 17, 2019 at 1:50 PM.

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  1. anonymous

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    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/17/60-doctors-charged-for-illegally-dispensing-painkillers.html

    Some 60 doctors, pharmacists and other licensed medical professionals in five states are being charged in connection with illegally prescribing more than 32 million pain pills, in some cases for sexual favors, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

    The people charged across 11 federal districts, include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners, and seven other licensed medical professionals, the Justice Department said. The cases involve more than 350,000 prescriptions for controlled substances across Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and West Virginia. The arrests were the latest effort to combat the nationwide opioid epidemic.


    “The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history, and Appalachia has suffered the consequences more than perhaps any other region,” U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in a statement. “But the Department of Justice is doing its part to help end this crisis.”

    The indictments come as some 1,600 cases against the biggest opioid manufacturers in the country are being consolidated and transferred before U.S. Judge Dan Aaron Polster of the Northern District of Ohio. The companies are being accused by numerous counties, cities, states and Native American tribes of downplaying the risks of addiction to doctors and patients while exaggerating their painkillers’ benefits.

    From 1999 to 2017, nearly 218,000 people have died in the United States from overdoses related to prescription opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 130 Americans a day die of an opioid-related overdose, the agency says.

    The Justice Department said six individuals, including two doctors and three registered pharmacists were charged with several counts, including unlawful distribution of controlled substances and conspiracy to obtain controlled substances by fraud.

    One arrest made public Wednesday involved a doctor in Kentucky who allegedly prescribed opioids to friends on Facebook, who would then come to his home to pick up prescriptions.


    Another case involved a doctor in Tennessee who branded himself the “Rock Doc.” He allegedly prescribed combinations of dangerous combinations of opioids and benzodiazepines, a class of psychoactive drugs, sometimes in exchange for sexual favors.

    The Appalachian Regional Prescription Strike Force was formed late last year to help combat the nationwide opioid epidemic. The strike force is working with the CDC, the Department of Health and Human Services, and local public health official, and analyzed databases to identify suspicious prescribing activity.
     
  2. anonymous

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    Of course it’s in the middle of the south again with exception to OH WV, thanks CL of the year winners in KY TN !
     
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    So now you're blaming those CLs for pain doctors over prescribing pain pills? Are you an idiot or is your stupid just showing? Do yourself a favor and keep your stupidity to yourself if you can't formulate a relatable comment.
     
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Winner Winner

    CHICKEN DINNER
     
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    brave whistleblowers will cash out big
     
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    All right there surrounding the Sackler family and they just happen to have billions to pay bribes and get their addiction drug out.
     
  7. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Sacklers paying you too? They are paying the justice dept and trump and his unethical hacks to get Indivior out of the way so they can both get people addicted and then treat them. Do your research. All true.
     
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Barr is guilty too. Corrupt as well that one.
     
  9. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

  10. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Link not working. Google it.
     
  11. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    So much bitching about these guys and gal, just let it go
     
  12. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Part if the downfall here. Shame on them and their managers. They should have been fired immediately. Keeping them all lurking around over the years just kept a black cloud over this company
     
  13. anonymous

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    Fired for what ?
     
  14. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    No one from Perdue should have ever been hired! This company would have been very different, without their knowledge of how to sell another abuseable product!
     
  15. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    There are a few Purdue people but most of us are not and have been very responsible. Stop slandering us all.
     
  16. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    slander
    get a lawyer
    Winner Winner chicken dinner did
    and oh my the brave who stood up will be collecting paper
    peace out bitches with stitches
     
  17. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Yeah, we all believe that!!!
     
  18. anonymous

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    For most of the stuff in the indictment. Read it. CLs in KY and TN were setting up mills that eventually brought us to where we are today. And they were retained until layoffs. Unbelievable. For those of us who did it right, they screwed us over.
     
  19. anonymous

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    Have one. Going after the whistleblower for slander and others for other reasons. Whistleblower is a drunk.
     
  20. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    not
    whistlers win huge
    DOJ backed them
    qui tam
    FCA