Drug conspiracy charges and possible defenses for pharmacists charged in “Operation Faux Pharmacy”

The DEA announced today that it has launched “Operation Faux Pharmacy,” a large-scale investigation targeting 26 pharmacies across California, Hawaii, and Nevada. As the name Operation Faux Pharmacy suggests, the DEA is investigating whether these pharmacies distributed prescription opioids “outside the bounds of legitimate medicine” and in violation of the Controlled Substances Act. Of course, pharmacies…

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New Healthcare Fraud Arrests and “Pill Mill” Allegations for Prescribing Opioids

Doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals were arrested across the country today in a massive healthcare fraud and opioid prescribing case. The case focuses on Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE fraud as well as prescribing unnecessary compound drugs and prescription opioids like fentanyl. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force organized the arrests and targeted doctors, nurses, and health…

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“Operation Pilluted” is Another Example of DEA Excess in Alleged “Pill Mill” Cases

The DEA just announced that law enforcement officers have arrested hundreds of people, including 22 doctors and pharmacists, in connection with “Operation Pilluted.” This DEA investigation targeted alleged “pill mills” where physicians were supposedly over-prescribing pain medication including Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. Although the DEA and Department of Justice have been prosecuting…

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