March 11, 2022

Ohio Doctor Sentenced for Overprescribing Painkillers, Fraud

A doctor who portrayed himself as an advocate for patients who need legitimate pain treatment has been sentenced to five years in prison for overprescribing painkillers.
March 11, 2022

16 doctors, clinic owners sentenced in $250M opioid fraud scheme

Sixteen people, including 12 doctors, will face prison time and hefty fines for their roles in a $250 million fraud scheme that exploited patients addicted to opioid painkillers, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday.
March 30, 2022

Cardinal Health keeps opioid coverage fight in state court

6th Circuit cites risk of state, federal court friction. Ohio state courts are considering other opioid coverage disputes
March 16, 2022

Uncovering an uptick in Ohio meth busts

The problem of opioids may be taking a backseat as methamphetamines take center stage in Ohio.
March 21, 2022
March 10, 2022

Port Clinton Physician Sentenced to Prison for Prescribing Controlled Substances Without Medical Necessity and Health Care Fraud

Acting U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced that William Bauer, 85, of Port Clinton, Ohio, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary to 5 years in prison and was ordered to pay $464,099.14 in restitution, of which $253,300.55 will be paid to Medicare and $210,798.59 to Medicaid.
February 17, 2022

Study by Ohio AG's office finds stimulus checks led to record increase in opioid deaths

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF) -- A new study by the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science found COVID-19 stimulus checks led to a record increase in opioid deaths.
March 9, 2022

Dozen Doctors Get Prison in Health Care Fraud, Opioid Scheme

A dozen doctors are among 16 people in Michigan and Ohio sentenced to prison for a health care fraud that included the distribution of 6.6 million opioid doses and $250 million in false billings.