Long Island Doctor Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Oxycodone – LongIsland.com

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Dr. Eric Jacobson illegally distributed oxycodone to patients after surrendering his DEA license.

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Brooklyn, NY – May 6, 2014 – Eric Jacobson, a Great Neck, New York, physician, pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, to 19 counts of the (more…)

I-Team: Tax Dollars Funding Rx Drug Epidemic – NBC New York

Doctors who are in jail or under investigation and accused of prescribing narcotics to addicts have cost taxpayers millions in Medicaid dollars for many of those prescriptions, the I-Team has learned.

In fact, a recent list of New York’s top ten prescribers of Oxycontin — or similar generics of Oxycodone — includes two doctors facing trial, a third who was recently arrested (more…)

Illegal NY Prescription Drug Distribution Ring Busted – Officer.com

June 07–A sweeping crackdown on the illegal distribution of prescription painkillers on Long Island and in New York City netted 98 arrests, including a doctor who provided narcotics to Medford pharmacy killer David Laffer, authorities said Wednesday.

The three medical professionals arrested in the raids dispensed a total of more than 3 million pills in two years, according to court documents.

Scores of (more…)