Cracking Down on Prescription Drug Abuse

The proliferation of laws to combat prescription drug abuse has resulted in measures such as the prescription drug abuse monitoring program, a system which provides law enforcement with access to information concerning the prescription, dispensing and consumption of these drugs. The goal is to catch doctors and patients alike who exceed the boundaries of medical necessity and sell or purchase prescription drugs for non-medical and recreational use. There are two primary targets in this effort: pill mills and doctor shoppers.

The first term describes physicians, pain clinics and pharmacies that unscrupulously dispense large quantities of pain meds and other pharmaceutical drugs, usually with money being the primary concern rather than the health of the patient. Doctor shopping, in comparison, describes the activity of visiting several doctors with the same physical complaints in order to obtain multiple prescriptions for a drug.

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If you have learned that you are under investigation for prescription fraud, it is vital that you take action now to defend yourself against the serious consequences you face. You may be facing a potential sentence including years in prison, steep fines and a lengthy probation, in addition to the fact that you could end up with a conviction on your criminal record. We have personally handled more than 7,000 criminal cases, and we know how to get results both inside and outside of the courtroom. Let us fight to clear your name and help you find your way out of the criminal justice system with a minimum of damage to your reputation and career.

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