‘pill Mill’ Owner, Six Physicians Indicted On Drug Charges

A southern Ohio man and six physicians are accused of pocketing nearly $7 million while operating a cash-only business of prescribing drugs to addicts at three pain clinics, including one in Columbus.

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  • Feds indict Vestavia Hills doctor on 10 charges related to Jasper 'pill mill'
    A Vestavia Hills doctor accused of running a "pill mill" at his Jasper neurology and pain clinic was indicted today on illegal drug distribution charges for ... in Charge Veronica Hyman-Pillott. Ali is the owner of Walker Rural Health Care/Jasper ...
    04/30/2015 - 10:39 am | View Link
  • How did officials miss pill-mill operation?
    So far, 102 people have been indicted ... his role as a drug trafficker on his sleeve, going armed and running a fencing operation sure to draw police notice, according to records. Sponsors, of course, are key to any profitable pill mill.
    03/29/2015 - 8:34 am | View Link
  • Doctor accused of operating 'pill mill' tells his story
    Celeste was indicted Dec. 19, 2013, on 226 counts of drug trafficking and illegal processing of drug documents in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. The married father of five is accused of operating a “pill mill ... was not an owner of the practice ...
    02/15/2015 - 4:01 pm | View Link
  • ‘Pill mills’ cash in on addiction
    lending an illegal pill mill the veneer of medical legitimacy, authorities said. These schemes and others, outlined in state investigations, police reports and court documents, are a window into a growing world of prescription drug trafficking, one that ...
    08/5/2013 - 5:27 am | View Link
  • Georgia Pill Mill Bill Approved By State Lawmakers
    ATLANTA — As Southern states cracked down on so-called pill ... by physicians licensed in Georgia. Existing clinics where non-physicians have ownership with doctors would be allowed to remain open. Green, of the National Alliance for Model State Drug ...
    03/21/2013 - 8:41 am | View Link
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  • Doctor accused of operating 'pill mill' tells his story
    Jeff Forman/JForman@News-Herald.com. Dr. Ronald Celeste, of Mentor, accused of running a pill mill out of two offices in Cuyahoga County, denies the allegations and ...
    02/15/2015 - 6:56 pm | View Website
  • Five charged with running Baltimore County pill mill ...
    Healthy Life Medical Group wrote prescriptions for vast amounts of opiates
    09/12/2014 - 2:40 pm | View Website
  • South Florida man ran $15 million pill mill that supplied ...
    South Florida man ran $15M pill mill that supplied Kentucky drug dealers, feds say
    06/4/2014 - 6:11 pm | View Website
  • Thugs Controlled Pill Mill Doctors at Gunpoint, Feds Say
    A Big Apple medical practice became the largest opioid pill mill in the Northeast in part because violent ringleaders rode herd on 'corrupt' prescribers and office ...
    02/13/2014 - 6:54 pm | View Website
  • Georgia Pill Mill Bill Approved By State Lawmakers
    The bill would license and regulate pain management clinics, and require the owner to be a doctor. The law would stop short of requiring doctors or ...
    03/20/2013 - 11:20 pm | View Website
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