Sunday, February 12, 2006

Prescription for trouble

From the Toronto Star:
A 31-year-old Toronto woman visited 17 different doctors in the span of a year and was prescribed 13,959 narcotic pills dispensed to her at nine different pharmacies throughout Ontario.

She might never have been caught had the "scrips" not been fraudulently billed to the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan, police allege. She's in court next week facing 223 counts of double doctoring, contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act, and Criminal Code charges of fraud and uttering a forged document. ...more

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