When people think of drug cirmes, they may automatically picture a whole host of illegal substances and someone off the street selling or trafficking those drugs. However, anyone wrongfully obtaining or prescribing legal drugs may find themselves facing charges of drug crimes. A recent drug case making news in Indiana involves two nurse practitioners who are alleged to have been falsely prescribing weight lose medications.
One of the women is apparently the owner of a family health clinic. She allegedly called pharmacies and had her staff call pharmacies and place prescriptions using a doctor's credentials. That doctor did not work at the clinic. Well over , prescriptions were allegedly issued under that particular doctor's registration number in roughly a one year period of time. The pharmacies also made note of the high number of prescriptions for the weight loss drugs coming from the clinic.