Tag Archives: Opioids

California Pharmacist Pleads Guilty in Federal Court in Los Angeles to Illegal Distribution of Prescription Opioids and Laundering the Proceeds of the Illicit Sales

The government likes giving catchy names to certain  investigations. A recent federal and state investigation into corrupt pharmacies, for example, was called dubbed “Operation Faux Pharmacy.” One of the cases from this investigation has resulted in a pharmacist and pharmacy each … Continue reading

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Sedatives and Opioids an Especially Deadly Combination

More and more Americans are ingesting a deadly combination of both sedatives and opioids. Canadian researchers analyzed data from eight U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey cycles between 1999 and 2014 and discovered the combined use of both opioids … Continue reading

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Fears Nachawati: Leading the Fight Against Opioids

The opioid epidemic in America is killing more than a hundred people a day. Nearly $80B is being spent every year in health care costs, treatment programs, and additional costs to states, cities and counties. For decades, drug manufacturers, distributors, … Continue reading

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Facing Opioids: Drug Enforcement and Health Policy in Today’s Epidemic – Columbus, OH

The Ohio State Law Journal at Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University, hosts Facing Opioids: Drug Enforcement and Health Policy in Today’s Epidemic October 19, 2018. Read more detail on Recent Law Librarian posts –

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Orange County Psychiatrist Arrested on Federal Charges Alleging Illegal Prescriptions for Opioids Without Legitimate Medical Need

The use of undercover officers who pose as "patients" are standard where physicians are charged with prescribing without legitimate medical necessity. A recent case used at least one undercover officer in its investigation.A psychiatrist Dr. Robert Tinoco Perez who practices at a … Continue reading

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