Monday, August 15, 2011

From Medscape Medical News: Two Physicians Indicted in Pain-Med Deaths of 4 Patients

Medscape News has reported that two physicians who once practiced in Colorado face federal charges of illegally prescribing opioid analgesics and other controlled substances that led 4 patients to overdose and die. They also face charges of healthcare fraud and money laundering.

If convicted, Sam Jahani, DO, of Cleveland, Texas, and Eric Peper, MD, of Summerland Key, Florida, could receive long prison sentences and pay millions of dollars in fines. The charges related to the patient deaths come with the most severe punishment — life imprisonment.

Read the entire article at the Medscape Medical News website.

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