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Friday, August 11, 2017

Two Maryland doctors indicted on drug charges after allegedly writing prescriptions for more than a quarter-million doses

Two Baltimore-area doctors flooded Maryland streets with more than a quarter-million doses of illegally prescribed painkillers and sedatives in recent years, compounding the state’s opioid epidemic, investigators said Thursday.

State and federal law enforcement officials announced the doctors have been indicted on charges of selling prescriptions for cash — one man allegedly dealing out of his Mercedes — in separate schemes that investigators said caused two deaths, attracted pill-hungry customers from as far away as Youngstown, Ohio, and transformed the grounds outside a North Baltimore clinic into an open-air drug market with unruly crowds.

“These are outrageous cases,” Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said. “We hope they’re outliers. Unfortunately, the evidence in Maryland and around the country [is] there are others like them.”

Americans account for 5 percent of the world population, but consume 98 percent of narcotic painkillers Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Make no mistake, THIS is the most serious social threat to our country - ever.
Unless controlled, this will kill out society quicker than Korea; ISIS; and whatever else you got.
Why? Because this drug problem easily spans ALL segments of our population. People get addicted inadvertently to these drugs, then depend on shady 'scrip writers (or street dealers) for the fix.
Can't get Oxy? Then you gotta go to Heroin. Cheaper - and much easier to get.
If you doubt at all what I'm saying, just ask me any question. I'll reply.

Anonymous said...

More people die from alcohol then ANY other drug but you don't hear about instead your told to buy it.

Anonymous said...

They will do less time than a weed dealer

Anonymous said...

Kofi Shaw-Taylor "from Annapolis" = "He received his medical degree from University of Ghana Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years."