The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC Articles The War on Prescription Fraud

The War on Prescription Fraud

By Zendeh Del Law Firm  Feb. 28, 2011 4:05p

We are all familiar with America’s war on drugs, however many of us don’t realize just how close the nationwide drug program is to our very own homes. All we have to do is look in our medicine cabinet.  There is not a very large difference between legal prescription drugs and controlled substances; sometimes the fine line separating legal and illegal drugs is simply a doctor’s prescription. The propensity for addiction and abuse for prescription drugs is as great as it is for illicit drugs. However, what many of us don’t realize is that in many cases, gaining access to legal drugs can be easier and more affordable than gaining access to illegal drugs. With $0 co-pays on medical insurance, $4.00 generic drugs and doctor shopping (visiting multiple doctor’s in order to get multiple prescriptions), obtaining highly addictive prescription drugs can be more affordable than ever before.

Whether drugs are legal or illegal, people will continue to find ways to obtain drugs, especially when they have an unhealthy addiction. Where a medical doctor, or lawyer, or suburban mom may be unwilling to risk their reputation by obtaining marijuana or speed on the street, they are a lot more willing to abuse or alter their prescription for ADHD drugs or Prozac in order to get their “high” or “low.” If you have been arrested for prescription fraud, contact a drug crime attorney immediately.

Prescription fraud is a growing problem, with the extent of abuse now reaching the equivalent of illicit drug abuse, and it is showing no sign of slowing down. What’s worse, children and teenagers have discovered that they no longer have to buy drugs on the street; many of them are getting their drugs from their parent’s medicine cabinet.

Prescription fraud covers any form of illegally gaining prescription drugs to sell, or for personal use. Many people that commit prescription fraud aren’t even aware that prescription fraud is a felony offense. A momentary lapse in judgment can cause medical doctors or nurses to lose their license and people guilty of prescription fraud are facing up to $10,000 in fines and 20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections.

Plano Prescription Fraud Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for prescription fraud, it is vital that you contact a Plano prescription fraud defense attorney from the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC.

Contact a Plano prescription fraud defense lawyer from our firm for a free initial consultation.

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