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A woman who lost her sister to a drug overdose, opioids, Kelly O’connor, is speaking out.
Two Tennessee physicians, pleaded guilty Thursday to distribution of a high dose of the opioid with no medical legitimacy, and the Department of Justice announced.
Dr. Samuel Mcgaha and Dr. Frank McNiel, both of East Tennessee state, each pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.
Between 2015 and early 2018, Mcgaha, and McNiel is prescribed is a combined total 271,938 to opioid pills, a united states department of justice, the press release said.
Two Tennessee physicians, pleaded guilty last week to meet with the prescribing of heroin to patients, which is higher than the CDC’s guidelines.
Mcgaha has been admitted to the writing of opioid prescriptions, which is larger than that of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. It is also prescribed to opiate drugs, even when patients test positive for illegal drugs.
McNiel has been admitted to the writing of a single opioid requirements, without the evaluation of patients with, and without, the obtaining of medical records, which would have ensured that the rules and regulations.
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In their case, which was investigated jointly by the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
It was followed by the Lawyer, Louis Manzo, of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, and Assistant Attorney to the u.s., Anne Svolto in the Eastern District of Tennessee.
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The sentencing is scheduled for March 26, 2020, which, according to the u.s. department of justice news release.
Their charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, but they are expected to face less time for their guilty plea.