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After Losing At Trial, Mississippi Physician Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Role in Prescribing Allegedly Medically Unnecessary Compounded Medications to Patients and for Falsifying Patient Records to Make it Appear He Had Examined Them Before Prescribing

Physicians who consider "telemedicine" or writing prescriptions to patients they have not physically seen or any other unusual arrangement for seeing patients and prescribing medications or supplies should consider a recent case. In this case, a 78 year old Mississippi physician, … Continue reading

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San Diego Doctor and Seven Others Arrested for Allegedly Prescribing Opioids to Homeless, Dead and Incarcerated People With Medications Then Sold On the Street

The United State's Attorney's Office in San Diego has recently charged a physician and seven others in a case involving a clinic where pain medication prescriptions were then diverted.  Here is the press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office on … Continue reading

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California Physician Sentenced in Sacramento Federal Court to over 4 Years in Prison for Prescribing Methadone and Pain Medications Without Proper Documented Medical Exams

One of the issues with physicians and former physicians is that the government can file charges years after the treatment. This is happening with those who prescribed pain medications years ago to patients. A recent case relates to patients from … Continue reading

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Tennessee Couple and Utah Pharmacy Indicted in San Diego Federal Court for $65 Million TRICARE Fraud Allegations Relating to Compounded Medications Mailed to Active Duty Military

Compounded medication cases continue to be filed by federal and state prosecutors. A case filed two weeks ago in San Diego (a military town) involves recruiting active military duty patients, a Utah pharmacy that shipped compounded medications, and a medical … Continue reading

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Benefits of Medications Overstated

The drug industry says that ads arm consumers with information.  According to NPR Radio researchers found that ad information is technically accurate, but the tone is misleading.  A study in the Annals of Family Medicine raises questions about the message… … Continue reading

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