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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"Historically, the Western District has punched well above its weight in prosecuting pill mill doctors," said Thomas T.
McAnally denounces the pill mill approach, pointing out that some 90 million Americans received an opioid prescription last year; 10 million to 15 million are misusing opioids; and at least 5 million are addicted.
The plaintiffs, which include Jefferson, Cape Girardeau, Christian, Crawford, Greene, Iron, Jasper, Stone, Taney and Washington counties, plus the City of Joplin, have named not only manufacturers, distributors, chain pharmacies and an alleged "pill mill" doctor but also prescription-benefit managers.
A Baltimore doctor has been sentenced to five years inprison for running "pill mill" operations in the city and Anne Arundel County, the state attorney general's office announced Friday.<br />Kofi-Shaw Taylor also was ordered to pay more than $118,000 in restitution to the Maryland Medicaid Program.<br />Shaw-Taylor's sentencing comes a year after he and nine others were accused of operating two pill mills that illegally distributed opioids and other controlled substances.
The 49-bed nonprofit hospital accused him of running a "pill mill" that sold thousands of prescriptions.
Many people become hooked not through a crooked pill mill clinic, but a legitimate pain medication regimen, which leads to unintended consequences due to the misconception that "legal means safe."
It courses along Interstate highways in the form of cheap smuggled heroin, and flows out of "pill mill" clinics where pain medicine is handed out like candy.
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.
Any doctor or clinic that prescribes narcotics for nonmedical reasons or in excess of accepted standards of medical care in the community is colloquially known as a "pill mill." According to Florida's attorney general, Florida is a leading state in the proliferation of pill mills, resulting in seven Floridians dying every day and countless others throughout the nation from the abuse of controlled substances.
Ms Holyoake said the anti-Nato booking was made for a "family fun event" at the Pill Mill on September 1, 2 and 3.
A pill mill is a "doctor, clinic or pharmacy that is
ABC Nightline reported that groups of homeless men were recruited, paid twenty dollars in cash and bused to clinics known as pill mills. The homeless men obtained numerous prescriptions for pain during their visits to the pill mill clinics.
This is not a pill mill. Owner layman has developed a reputation of caring with a steady consistently changing clientele, averaging 90 patients in 2 1/2 days.