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DEA Raids Increase - More Medical Practitioners Arrested for Overprescribing

Steve Wagner

The DEA is going after pill mills in bigger drug raids than our country has seen before. Just a few weeks ago, authorities raided hospitals, doctors offices, and pharmacies across the south, in an effort to shut down pill mill locations, and arrest the doctors and pharmacists who are so boldly breaking their “do no harm” oaths.

The latest raid spanned Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, & Mississippi and focused on operations that overprescribed and distributed oxycodone, hydrocodone, and Xanax. In this one raid, 48 arrests were made. The DEA wants to make it clear that they are not targeting addicts in these raids, but the people who are fostering these addictive habits and so clearly putting patients in harm’s way.

We’ve shared with you stories of doctors in our area who are contributing to this national epidemic, stories of Dr. Ley, and Dr. Hedrick, as well as tips for making sure you are under the care of a safe doctorand not one who is looking to pad his pockets by overprescribing you.

Take a few minutes to review the facts about overprescription in our country, and find out if you are doing all you can to protect yourself and your loved ones from the doctors who do not have your best interest at heart. As an epidemic that is now killing far more people than illegal drugs, prescription drugs are more accessible, often less expensive, and in many cases, easier to become addicted to.

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If you have been put in danger of prescription drug addiction by your doctor, the medical malpractice and drug injury attorneys at Wagner Reese are just a phone call away. Schedule your free consultation at (888) 204-8440.


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