Lutz pharmacist sentenced in oxycodone case – Northwest News and Tribune

A Lutz doctor, arrested in a federal narcotic sweep in 2011, has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for distributing 50,000 oxycodone pills.

A federal jury found Ihab “Steve” Barsoum, 42, guilty Aug. 21 of one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone outside the course of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose, and five counts of distributing (more…)

Lutz pharmacist sentenced to prison for oxycodone distribution – Tampa Bay Business…

Staff Tampa Bay Business Journal

Pharmacist Ihab “Steve” Barsoum was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for illegally distributing more than 50,000 oxycodone pills without a legitimate medical purpose and outside the usual course of professional practice.

Barsoum was involved in a conspiracy starting in 2007 in which he dispensed oxycodone to customers passing fraudulent prescriptions and sometimes to customers who had (more…)

Elizabeth pharmaceutical plant worker charged with stealing more than 8500 oxycodone pills

NEWARK — An Irvington man who worked a pharmaceutical production facility in Elizabeth that makes oxycodone pills allegedly stole more than 8,591 of the prescription pills while on the job and intended to sell them, according to a complaint filed last week by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

Edwin Hernandez, 48, was arrested this morning on charges of possession and distribution of (more…)