Medication Fraud Posts
Prescription fraud is the illegal acquisition of prescription drugs for personal use or profit. This can take place in various ways such as forging prescriptions, going to several doctors to get multiple prescriptions and altering prescriptions to increase the quantity. The most frequently abused prescription drugs according to the law enforcement agencies are Valium (diazepam) Vicodin (hydrocodone), Xanax (alprazolam), OxyContin (oxycodone), Lorcet, Dilaudid, Percocet, Soma, Darvocet, and morphine. It is an offense for a person to obtain or attempt to obtain a controlled substance by using some type of fraud. Many people commit this crime due to an addiction to prescription drugs.
Federal Jury Convicts Birmingham Doctor and Nurse for $7.8 Million Health Care Fraud, Unlawful Drug Distribution and Money Laundering
Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Alabama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 16, 2019 BIRMINGHAM – A federal jury today convicted Dr. PATRICK EMEKA IFEDIBA, 60, of Shelby County and Patrick Ifediba’s sister, NGOZI JUSTINA OZULIGBO, 49, of Trussville of numerous crimes stemming from their involvement with Care Complete Medical Clinic, located in Birmingham, Alabama, […]