MASSIVE FEDERAL SWEEP NABS 60 DOCTORS ACCUSED OF DISTRIBUTING MILLIONS OF OPIOID PILLS FOR SEX, CASH | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


MASSIVE FEDERAL SWEEP NABS 60 DOCTORS ACCUSED OF DISTRIBUTING MILLIONS OF OPIOID PILLS FOR SEX, CASH

SOURCE: ELIAS MARAT @ THEMINDUNLEASHED.COM
In the biggest crackdown of its kind in the nation’s history, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged 60 doctors, nurses, and pharmacists with having illegally handed out millions of prescriptions for opioids in a pattern of malpractice that fed the flames of the ongoing opioid addiction crisis.

Medical professionals throughout the industry including general practitioners, dentists, nurse practitioners, podiatrists, and orthopedic specialists have been accused of trading drugs for sex, writing prescriptions to Facebook friends in the absence of a medical exam, and even pulling teeth without a legitimate basis beyond acquiring prescriptions for pain pills.

While the methods in each case varied, prosecutors remain adamant that those who were already suffering an addiction to the opioids were given prescriptions to feed their often-deadly dependence on such drugs as oxycodone, methadone, and morphine.

The locus of the opioid prescription scandal lies largely in the Appalachia region, an area that has long struggled to cope with rampant poverty and drug addiction.

Doctors and pharmacies appear to have allowed the drugs to flow into the region without even the slightest attempt at gaining control of the situation–especially in the Western District of Tennessee, where the most individuals and doctors were charged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Isn't it the Hippocratic Oath, something the medical community used to follow in it's premise, which was, "First, to do no harm"?!?

Apparently, the people doing the bad prescribing in these cases, have very conveniently stopped honoring that premise.

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