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Pennsylvania Doctor Facing Charges Of Health Care Fraud And Opioid Diversion

U.S. Attorney David J. Freed announced Friday a Pennsylvania physician has been indicted on health care fraud and opioid diversion charges. Fifty-nine-year-old Charles J. Gartland of Cochranville allegedly defrauded two health care programs, including Medicare and WellSpan Health of York, … Continue reading

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New York Physician Charged With Conspiracy To Distribute For Fentanyl And Oxycodone

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim announced Thursday a New York-based physician and pediatric nurse practitioner were charge with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and oxycodone. Seventy-four-year-old Ernesto Lopez of Flushing and 49-year-old Sharon Washington-Bhamre of Rochelle Park, New Jersey wrote … Continue reading

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Anne Arundel County Police Execute Search, Recover 6K Fentanyl Pills

Anne Arundel County Police say they executive a search warrant in the 2600 block of Carver Road in Gambrills, recovering more than 6,000 fentanyl pills. Approximately 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, Anne Arundel County Heroin Task Force executed a search warrant as … Continue reading

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Associate Of Pagans Motorcycle Club Gets 15-Year Prison Sentence For Conspiring To Distribute Controlled Substances

U.S. District Judge Nitza I. Quinones Aljandro announced Thursday an associate of the “Pagans” outlaw biker gang was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment for conspiring to distribute controlled substances. Joseph Mehl, aka “Joseph Montanero” partnered with former doctor of osteopathic … Continue reading

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Father-Son Team Charged In Connection With Selling Oxycodone And Fentanyl On The ‘Dark Web’

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim announced Wednesday that a father and son team were charged with selling oxycodone and fentanyl on the “dark web.” Fifty-eight-year-old Michael Luciano and 29-year-old Philip Luciano, both of Staten Island allegedly distributed deadly opioids … Continue reading

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D.C. Nurse Practitioner Guilty Of Money Laundering, Illegally Distributing Opioids

A jury found a licensed nurse practitioner based in Southeast Washington guilty of 42 federal charges in the courtroom of the Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on August 10. Forty-six-year-old Ivan Lamont Robinson of Washington D.C. was found guilty of two counts … Continue reading

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Two Maryland Physicians Indicted On Drug Charges After Illegally Prescribing Controlled Substance

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced the arrests of two Baltimore-area physicians Thursday for allegedly operating “pill mills.” The physicians allegedly introduced a quarter-million doses of unlawfully prescribed controlled substances to Maryland streets, investigators said. Dr. Hasan H. Babaturk, … Continue reading

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Howard County Police Announce Arrest Of Suspected Drug Dealer

Howard County Police arrest suspected dealer, Alexis Escobar, Tuesday. He was briefly held in the Howard County Detention Center, before posting $75,000 bail. An ongoing investigation led to the arrest of 34-year-old Alexis Escobar of Cheverly, police said. After obtaining … Continue reading

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New Study Reveals Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery Are Prescribed Too Many Opioids

A new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University researchers reveals that most patients, who are discharged from hospital after undergoing orthopedic surgery did not utilize all the pills they were prescribed, proposing that opioids are routinely overprescribed. The research team … Continue reading

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