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Category: Prescription Drug Fraud


AUG. 17 2018
Drug Attorney in West Palm Beach | What is Prescription Drug Fraud?
Drug Attorney in West Palm Beach | What is Prescription Drug Fraud?

In the last decade and more, Florida has been notorious for being a “pill mill.” Substance abuse is everywhere, and prescription medications were readily available. So, this lead to an increase in prescription fraud, meaning those looking for drugs were misrepresenting themselves to gain access. This includes doctor shopping, forging prescriptions, and more. If you have a prescription drug fraud accusation against you, here’s what you should know before seeing our drug attorney in West Palm Beach:

 

What is “Doctor Shopping”?

 

It is not uncommon for people with drug abuse issues to manipulate an array of doctors to …

SEP. 28 2017
Abusing Prescription Drugs in Florida Can Be Illegal
Abusing Prescription Drugs in Florida Can Be Illegal

This past August, our president said he was going to declare the current opioid epidemic a national emergency, which was recommended by his opioid commission.

 

Although President Trump has yet to fulfill that promise, some legislators have decided to take matters into their own hands.

 

Current Florida governor candidate and former congresswoman Gwen Graham said that our state should sue the pharmaceutical industry for their role in opioid addiction and to recover the costs we have spent on treating opioid addicts.

 

Graham’s approach is similar to what former Governor Lawton Chiles undertook when he sued the tobacco …

OCT. 12 2016
Man Charged with Over 100 Counts of Prescription Drug Fraud
Man Charged with Over 100 Counts of Prescription Drug Fraud

Doctors and nurses are some of our most trusted individuals, especially those that work tireless hours in hospitals and emergency care. Hearing about crimes in the medical industry is especially disheartening, so many residents of South Florida were shaken after hearing about a former Lee Memorial ER nurse who is facing over 100 criminal charges.

 

Alex Rodriguez, 28, was arrested in late August, weeks after he was fired and became the subject of an investigation concerning drug fraud at the Lee Memorial Hospital. Of the 132 counts against him, he faces 44 drug-related counts and 43 forgery-related counts.…