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Concerning Prescription Fraud

Pharmaceutical diversion has become such a problem that the majority of the states have instituted prescription monitoring programs to collect and analyze information concerning drug prescriptions. The term "pharmaceutical diversion" means diverting a prescription drug from the original purpose which is medicinal to use for recreational purposes. Unfortunately, too many patients prescribed drugs such as Vicodin or OxyContin after operations or injuries become addicted and often resort to prescription fraud in order to continue their use. It takes an experienced Columbus prescription drug charge lawyer to effectively combat these serious charges.

Prescription Fraud Attorney in Columbus

Diversion of prescription drugs is not confined to any one age group or level of society. Professional and amateur athletes, college and younger students, CEOs, clerical and construction workers and even medical professionals have been involved in illegally acquiring, possession of and use of pharmaceutical medications. Prescription fraud is the use of deception in order to illegally obtain pharmaceuticals whether for personal use or for profit and can be committed in any number of ways, such as:

  • Prescription forgery which includes writing a prescription pretending to be a physician, altering a valid prescription for a different medication and creating blank prescription forms through the use of a computer.
  • Doctor shopping
  • Pretending to have pain or symptoms of a condition in order to obtain a prescription
  • Pretending to be a physician or medical professional to "call in" a prescription to a pharmacy
  • Obtaining a prescription for a drug from a medical professional in exchange for money or favors
  • Illegally obtaining drugs using the internet
  • Illegal processing of drug documents
  • Illegally obtaining prescription drugs through a hospital or other facility

If a federal program is involved prescription fraud your case could be tried in federal court. If you are being investigated or have been charged with an offense in connection with a pharmaceutical drug, you need immediate assistance from a prescription fraud lawyer to help you take action to avoid negative consequences.

Depending upon the exact charges and the type and amount of drug a defendant may face a lengthy jail or prison term, large fines, suspension of driving privileges and revocation of any professional licenses. The Koffel Law Firm is widely recognized for outstanding service to clients receiving the rating of AV by Martindale-Hubbell and two of the firm's lawyers are recognized as "Ohio Super Lawyers." The legal team at the firm provides innovative defense strategies based upon many years of experience to ensure your legal rights are protected. Call The Koffel Law Firm to discuss the specifics of your case and get your questions answered.

Contact a Columbus prescription fraud lawyer at the firm as early as possible if you have been arrested.

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