Former Valley doctors named in Justice Department's opioid allegations against Rite Aid


The U.S. Department of Justice is citing the cases of three former Valley doctors as examples to support allegations that the Rite Aid pharmacy chain contributed to the nation’s opioid epidemic by illegally filling prescriptions for controlled substances.

Former doctors Jorge Martinez of Boardman, William Paloski of Canfield, and Martin Escobar of Lake Milton are among other physicians named in a complaint intervening in a whistleblower lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act against Rite Aid Corporation and various subsidiaries.