Opioid Overprescribing Charges Dropped Against Doctor Who Blamed Big Pharma

, New York Law Journal


A federal judge in the Eastern District has dismissed charges accusing a Long Island doctor of overprescribing opioid medication. The doctor had used the novel defense of accusing pharmaceutical companies of being responsible, but the judge dismissed the charges because the indictment failed to include necessary statutory elements. U.S. Attorney's office says it will file a new indictment.

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