Tampa Doctor And Staff Member Charged With Unlawful Distribution Of OpioidsUnited States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Dr. Qing McGaha (55, Tampa) with conspiracy to commit unlawful distribution of controlled substances and unlawful distribution of controlled substances for no legitimate medical purpose and outside the usual course of professional practice, as well as monetary transactions in criminally derived property.
Man Pleads Guilty To Unlawfully Distributing Opioids At His Pain Management ClinicA Florida man pleaded guilty to unlawfully distributing opioids at his pain management clinic in Miami, Florida.
Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown: 19 Of 345 People Charged In FloridaLaw enforcement officials announced today announced a historic nationwide enforcement action involving 345 charged defendants across 51 federal districts, including more than 100 doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals. Of the 345 charged, 19 of those were charged in Florida.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
Prescription Medications Are Now Illicit SubstancesIn the past decade, the United States has seen a drastic increase in the number of prescriptions for pain medication. Common pain medications and other prescriptions have seen an uptick in recreational use, prompting many cities to crack down.