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Oxycodone Physician Investigations on Long Island: When Doctors Are Accused of Illegally Prescribing Oxycodone and other Controlled Substances

Oxycodone Physician Investigations on Long IslandSince the 2011 Medford pharmacy murders, there has been a heightened federal crackdown on doctors accused of illegally prescribing oxycodone and other opioids.  On Long Island and throughout New York State, there have been numerous instances of doctors being visited by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, issued search warrants, and having their patient files seized surrounding charges of illegally prescribing oxycodone and a number of other opioid pain medications.  Since 2011, a Long Island DEA task force has arrested and prosecuted a number of doctors on oxycodone charges, with the first physician to stand trial after the oxycodone crackdown convicted in October – and a number of other physicians making headlines in conjunction with charges for criminally overprescribing oxycodone and/or illegal oxycodone distribution.

With this federal DEA crackdown on oxycodone criminal overprescribing, doctors today may be faced with the threat of indictments, search warrants, seized files and other investigations into oxycodone/pain medication prescriptions.  Traditionally, there are three common ways that doctors may come under investigation or review by prosecutors or a medical board for illegally prescribing oxycodone and other opiods: a patient gets arrested for selling oxycodone and implicates the doctor as his source; anonymous tips to law enforcement to suggest and initiate investigation into a physician’s illegal oxycodone prescribing; or the death of a patient and the subsequent tracing of their oxycodone prescription records.

 If you are a physician being investigated, prosecuted or accused of overprescribing or illegally prescribing oxycodone or other opioid pain medications, we are criminal defense lawyers experienced in pain management law and defending against DEA investigations into prescription drug abuse.  Call us at 516-294-0300, 24/7 in emergencies, if you are a doctor subject to a grand jury subpoena, search warrant, or are otherwise involved in a state or federal criminal or medical board investigation or prosecution involving oxycodone, hydrocodone or other opioid analgesics or controlled substances.  CMG partner Marc Gann, a former Nassau County Assistant District Attorney and past-president of the Nassau County Bar Association, has successfully defended oxycodone and prescription pain killer cases and will handle such matters throughout New York.  We can help ensure that the true facts in your case are heard, and that your established reputation in the medical field is preserved.

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