pill mill

pill mill

A pain management clinic that inappropriately, irresponsibly, or illegally dispenses pain medications, especially to those without a prescription or in very large quantities. Three suspected pill mills were shut down by federal authorities today after investigators discovered a paper trail of fraudulent prescriptions written by doctors from overseas.
See also: mill, pill
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It's also a hustle--a way for Sims to launder money for the pill mill down the way, a deal she's cut in order to purchase a more luxurious salon on St.
His clinic was originally investigated as part of a pill mill probe, but authorities quickly realized the dilapidated and unsanitary conditions of his practice, which led to the botched abortion and death of at least one patient, Karnamaya Mongar.
In this era, no one wants to be seen as running a pill mill.
The study looked at the effects of law enforcement operations and pill mill laws enacted between 2010 and 2012 in Florida, such as a 2011 law that prohibited health care providers from dispensing most narcotic painkillers on-site.
Stated otherwise, a pharmacist who robotically fills a prescription for a controlled substance written by a pill mill faces liability exposure.
They had wanted to hold a socalled alternative summit in the Pill Mill in the days prior to the September 4-5 Celtic Manor showcase.
A pill mill is a "doctor, clinic or pharmacy that is
The homeless men obtained numerous prescriptions for pain during their visits to the pill mill clinics.
It is unacceptable that Florida has become the nation's pill mill capital and that multiple Floridians are dying every day from illegal prescription drug abuse.
They used to say, 'Hey, we'll get sued if we don't write pain medicine for these people,' and now it's, 'Gosh, don't write anything, or we will be a pill mill.
Patients requiring more than a 72-hour dose would have to go to a licensed pharmacy to fill their prescriptions, instead of getting the drugs directly from their doctor's office or a questionable pill mill.
His pill mill is closed, he must repay the money he stole from health insurers and he will serve time for his crimes.
It started with prescription drugs, overprescribing of prescription drugs, pain pills, the pill mills that we saw in Southern Ohio and around our state.
By including in-state defendants like doctors and medical practices accused of operating as pill mills, the plaintiffs who filed in state court create a situation wherethe defendants lack complete diversity, which would otherwise allow the out-of-state defendants to remove the case to federal court.
Heroin traffickers in Ohio would show up at these pill mills and follow people home and say, "When you finish this, here's something else that's cheaper and we'll give you the first hit for free.