Defendant Issued Prescriptions for Pills to be Sold in Exchange for Cash to illegally distribute oxycodone, a highly addictive prescription pain.
The charges were announced by Robert L. Capers, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York.
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DEA Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt stated, “People who are addicted to opioid painkillers are forty times more likely to be addicted to heroin.
Emergency Physicians Are Not Likely To Prescribe Opioids To that the most common opioid painkillers prescribed were oxycodone (52.3%).
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