In New York, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch has announced that 98 people have been charged in connection with prescription drug trafficking investigations. Those being charged include doctors, patients, and alleged dealers. The alleged dealers, also known as “doctor shoppers”, were getting drugs from doctors and reselling to addicts. One of the doctors being charged wrote more than 5,000 oxycodone prescriptions to known drug addicts between January 2009 and November 2011. With the system we have now, addicts can go from doctor to doctor and obtain multiple prescriptions.
Fraud Expert, Linda Webb, aka The Fraud Dog says “Doctor Shopping” is becoming the new career past time for drug users who are caught addicted to pain killers. Pill mill runners and fraudsters creating fraudulent prescriptions are just some of participants in this crime of addiction. We have to have tighter controls on the front end to tighten down the ability to get pain medications. Also tracking pain pill prescriptions, tougher trafficking laws if you are caught with large quantities of pain pills, and stiffer sentencing guidelines will help curtail these crimes, says the Fraud Dog. American Drug Cartel is not about cocaine, crack, or marijuana, it is about trafficking prescription pain pills. Let’s take a stand together!
To report potentially fraudulent activity, contact Linda Webb aka The Fraud Dog, leading fraud expert at 1-855-FRAUD-DOG.