Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

Physician pleads guilty to writing fake prescriptions; to repay $1.6M

by Associated Press Published: June 15,2012

Tags: bench, courts, doctor, drugs, guilty, illegal, illegal drugs, illicit drugs, judge, judicial, judiciary, pharmaceuticals, physician, plead, pleaded

NATCHEZ — A Mississippi physician who wrote fake prescriptions that helped defraud Medicare of more than $5 million lost her medical license and has been ordered in Baton Rouge, La., federal court to repay the insurer $1.6 million. Dr. Jo A. Francis, of Natchez, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit health care […] [...]

Car dealer pleads guilty after raid nets 416 pounds of marijuana

by Associated Press Published: May 29,2012

Tags: automobiles, car dealerships, Cars, courts, drugs, illegal drugs, illicit drugs, marijuana, plea, raid, sentencing

JACKSON — Federal court records say the owner of a used car dealership in Jackson has pleaded guilty to charges related to a raid on his business that allegedly uncovered 416 pounds of marijuana. Jeremy Lee Stambaugh, owner of Paradise Auto Sales in south Jackson, was arrested at the car lot in February along with […] [...]

Associate director at VA hospital arrested for prescription drug fraud

JACKSON — An associate director at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Mississippi has been arrested and charged with prescription fraud as part of an ongoing investigation, authorities said Thursday. Dorothy White-Taylor, 59, the associate director of patient care services at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, was arrested Tuesday and released on […] [...]

Late alumna Sciacca endows scholarship at UM School of Pharmacy

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is offering a new scholarship thanks to the generosity of the late Madeline O. Sciacca of Slidell, La., who remembered her alma mater in her will. Sciacca, who obtained her pharmacy degree from UM in 1953, left $400,000 to the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy to […] [...]

Pharmaceutical company settles civil allegations for $2.8M

by Associated Press Published: March 29,2012

Tags: courts, drugs, federal government, fraud, funding, manufacturing, marketing, medicine, pharmaceuticals, settlement

MADISON — A Mississippi-based pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $2.8 million to resolve civil allegations that the manufacturer falsely marketed skin products to receive government funding. U.S. Attorney John M. Bales said yesterday Cypress Pharmaceutical Inc., a subsidiary and CEO Max Draughn will pay $1.6 million to the military’s TRICARE program and $1.2 million […] [...]

Hood preparing fight to keep $17M from settlement

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the federal government to give him until Jan. 30 to file documents supporting Mississippi’s effort to keep $17 million from a settlement with pharmaceutical companies accused of inflating wholesale prices. Alper Ozinal, spokesman for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, tells the Clarion-Ledger the agency […] [...]

Surgeon cleared on charge of growing marijuana

by Associated Press Published: January 11,2012

Tags: courts, doctors, drugs, health, healthcare, marijuana, medicine, physicians, surgeons

JACKSON COUNTY — Prosecutors have dropped all charges against former heart surgeon, who in 2009 was accused of growing marijuana on his 50-acre property in Jackson County. District Attorney Tony Lawrence said in a statement yesterday that Circuit Robert Krebs signed the order to dismiss Monday. David Bruce Allen was charged in February 2009 after […] [...]

Ex-surgeon gets jail time for writing illegal prescriptions

by Associated Press Published: January 9,2012

Tags: courts, doctors, drugs, health, healthcare, illegal drugs, medicine, pharmaceuticals, physicians, prescriptions, sentencing, surgeons

GULFPORT — A former Gulf Coast surgeon has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for writing and selling illegal prescriptions. In addition to the 135-month prison term, 43-year-old Je Song also was fined $10,000 by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden in Gulfport. The Sun Herald said a co-defendant — 41-year-old Oliver “Butch” […] [...]

Ex-doctor, accomplice to be sentenced for illegal prescriptions

by Associated Press Published: January 4,2012

Tags: courts, doctors, drugs, health, healthcare, medication, physicians, prescriptions, sentencing, surgeons

STONE COUNTY — A former south Mississippi doctor and another man are scheduled for sentencing this week for selling pain pills and anxiety medicine to people without a legitimate medical exam. Authorities say Je Song, a former Stone County surgeon, wrote prescriptions that ended up in the hands of people he never examined, and in […] [...]

Six defendants to plead guilty to trafficking drugs

by Associated Press Published: November 15,2011

Tags: courts, doctors, drugs, healthcare, medication, medicines, physicians, pleas, prescriptions, surgeons

GULFPORT — The last of six alleged middlemen accused in a prescription conspiracy case involving a former Stone County surgeon selling prescriptions for pain pills and anxiety medication intends to plead guilty in the case. That’s according to U.S. District Court records. Kevin Anderson was one of six accused in a federal indictment of obtaining […] [...]

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