Prescribing

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May 4, 2022

Nurse, Dentist, Doctors, Charged With Drug Distribution

More than a dozen medical professionals have been charged with illegal distribution of painkillers.
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May 4, 2022

Justice Department Announces Enforcement Action Charging 12 Medical Professionals with Opioid Distribution Offenses

Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Combats Unlawful Prescribing Amidst Continuing Opioid Epidemic
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April 18, 2022

Jury is deadlocked in murder trial of Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing fentanyl to the dying

(CNN)Jurors in Ohio said Monday they are at an impasse and cannot reach a unanimous verdict in the murder trial of William Husel, the doctor accused of overprescribing the powerful opioid fentanyl to his critically ill patients and hastening their deaths.
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April 20, 2022

Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing fentanyl to the dying found not guilty of murder

(CNN)The Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing fentanyl to his critically ill patients and hastening their deaths was found not guilty of 14 counts of murder on Wednesday.
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April 13, 2022

Doctor accused of killing 14 patients with ‘excessive’ fentanyl doses

The doctor told Christine Allison he was going to give her husband something to make him comfortable, and a nurse pulled shut the curtain around his bed in the intensive care unit.
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April 14, 2022

Jury deliberates again today in murder case of doctor accused of overprescribing fentanyl to the dying

(CNN)A jury deliberating the legal fate of an Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing the powerful opioid fentanyl to patients near death will continue its work for a third day on Thursday.
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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.
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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.
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