Saturday, August 12, 2006

Five Doctors Indicted in Georgia For Internet Drug Prescriptions

Five doctors and two others were Indicted in the Northern District of Georgia.  According to a press release of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia here, two of the individuals were owners of a business that is:

"based in Marietta, Georgia. These business sought customers who would request specific controlled substances and prescription drugs. The businesses forwarded these requests to doctors who would click electronic prescriptions causing the drugs to be sent to the customers. The doctors allegedly never met the customers, nor would they typically even speak to the customers over the telephone. Thus, customers were able to obtain controlled substances and prescription drugs without any genuine medical need and outside of a legitimate doctor-patient relationship."

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