Prescription Fraud Often Starts with a Simple Prescription

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It is a story told over and over in our culture: A patient who sustains a painful injury or goes through a serious surgery receives a prescription for Oxycodone, Morphine, Codeine or a similar drug. The patient may have little reason to suspect that the drug will ultimately cause more harm than good. At the beginning, the patient takes the drug as prescribed.

The drug, however, is strongly addictive. When it is time to stop taking the drug or lower the dosage, it may be too late. The patient harbors an addiction that is poised to change things forever.

Before much more time has passed, the patient has exhausted legitimate means of getting the prescription drug and has turned to prescription fraud. The patient had barely envisioned violating the law before, but now a detective is starting to ask questions.

Please read our Prescription Fraud page to learn more.