As a medical professional, your goal is always to help people. You want to make sure that individuals receive the medications they need, even when other providers aren’t giving them anymore.
With the intense scrutiny placed on medical providers who prescribe opiate medications, you weren’t surprised that you were accused of prescribing them to yourself and colleagues illegally. The reality was that you had a patient with the same name as you, also a doctor, and you did treat a colleague who legitimately needed this level of pain relief. Despite that, your case is still being investigated.
Unfortunately, a prescription fraud case can tarnish your reputation and put your license at risk. If it’s found that you were doing something illegal, overprescribing a medication to someone who shouldn’t have received it, were receiving unfair kickbacks for prescribing pills of a certain kind or other acts, then you could face trouble with the law.
What should you do if you’re accused of prescription drug fraud?
If you’re accused of prescribing medications to yourself, family members or others who you should not be filling prescriptions for, it’s a good idea to build up your case with information on why you prescribed those medications and in what quantities. Your attorney will be able to review this information to determine if you have a strong defense for what you’re accused of.
Regardless of whether you did or did not commit a crime, your attorney will help defend you against the allegations and fight to keep your license while minimizing any additional penalties that you could face. Our website has more information on prescription drug fraud and what to do if you’re accused of it.