Prescribing

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July 22, 2021

Ohio doctor convicted of overprescribing painkillers, fraud

A federal jury on Wednesday convicted Dr. William Bauer of Port Clinton on charges of distributing controlled substances to 14 patients and healthcare fraud.
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May 4, 2021

Shift to opioid alternatives raises concerns

The use of opioids for pain management in workers compensation continues to decline, replaced by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants and dermatological agents.
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April 16, 2021

Sandusky physician charged with prescribing medically unnecessary controlled substances and health care fraud

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Gregory J. Gerber, 55, of Port Clinton, Ohio, with 51 counts of distribution of controlled substances and two counts of health care fraud.
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March 22, 2021

Ohio doctor sentenced to prison for role in unlawful distribution of controlled substances

An Ohio physician was sentenced to 40 months in prison this month for his role in illegally distributing controlled substances.
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March 4, 2021

ProMedica receives $1.8 million in grants to combat opioid abuse

Program established a protocol for prescribing pain killers.
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March 1, 2021

Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Role in Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substances

An Ohio physician was sentenced to 40 months in prison today for his role in illegally distributing controlled substances.
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February 9, 2021

Ohio physician gets 2-year prison sentence for illegal opioid distribution

Dayton, Ohio-based physician Morris Brown, MD, was sentenced...
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January 25, 2021

Most doctors can prescribe opioid treatment medication after rule change

Most doctors will be allowed to prescribe a medication that dramatically improves the odds of patients reaching recovery from opioid addiction under a federal rule change made in the final weeks of the Trump administration.
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