Overview of Prescription Fraud
Prescription fraud involves a number of different actions committed with the purpose of illegally obtaining prescription drugs. With the recent popularity of prescription drugs among users, these types of drugs are in high demand. People may commit prescription fraud to obtain drugs for their own personal use or in order to sell or distribute them to others. Prescription fraud can be committed in a number of ways, including forging prescriptions, going to several doctors to get multiple prescriptions, or altering legitimate prescriptions to increase the quantity. The types of prescriptions most frequently involved in prescription fraud include pain killers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, and Demerol, as well as Valium and Xanax.
Types of Prescription Fraud
If you have been charged with any of the following types of prescription fraud, you should speak with Thomas A. Brant as soon as possible:
Forging Prescriptions: Creating slips that look like legitimate prescription slips used by medical professionals so that they can be filled out and given to pharmacies.
Altering Prescriptions: Changing legitimate prescriptions to alter the type of drug, increase the number of refills, increase the quantity or the dosage, or to add additional drugs onto the prescription.
Doctor Shopping: Going to multiple doctors, emergency rooms, and pharmacies feigning symptoms that are not real to obtain prescriptions.
Calling in Prescriptions: Prescription fraud committed by impersonating medical staff and calling in false prescriptions.
Stealing Black Prescription Forms: Some individuals will steal prescription pads from doctor’s offices and write prescriptions for themselves of for fictitious patients to obtain prescription drugs.
Prescription Fraud Lawyer by Your Side
Because prescription fraud is becoming such a problem in Boston, doctors, pharmacists and medical professionals are being trained to better identify prescription fraud and are more cautious and suspicious than they used to be. If you have been charged with any type of prescription fraud, attorney Brant will examine all evidence surrounding your case to reveal any false allegations and will do everything in his power to get your drug charges reduced or dismissed. Contact Boston
drug crime attorney Thomas A. Brant today if you or a loved one has been charged with prescription fraud!