prescription drug fraud News

Mississippi Physician Accused of Trading Prescription Drugs For Escorts

Federal officials say a Mississippi physician offered to illegally trade prescriptions for escort services and later sold prescriptions for money to the escort and an undercover agent. Dr. Michael Loebenberg of Ocean Springs was charged with one count of possession …

Feds: $17.5M Tennessee Prescription Pill Ring Unprecedented

Federal prosecutors say a 51-year-old woman recently arrested in a prescription pill sting was running one of the biggest illegal drug networks east Tennessee has ever seen. Prosecutors were in federal court Friday in an attempt to keep Sylvia Hofstetter …

Kentucky Doctor Accused of Prescribing Drugs that Led to 5 Patient Deaths

A doctor with offices in Louisville, Ky. and southern Indiana has been charged with prescribing pain medications that resulted in the deaths of five patients. The U.S. attorney’s office in Louisville said 47-year-old Jaime Guerrero was charged in a 32-count …

Louisiana Clinic Worker Arrested for Prescription Drug Fraud

Baton Rouge, La., police have arrested one man accused of being part of a prescription drug ring in which more than 200 fraudulent prescriptions for the powerful pain-killing drugs oxycodone and hydrocodone from a Baton Rouge clinic. The Advocate reports …