The pill mills of Florida have generally been the primary focus of a of media attention. However, we’ve seen some big OxyContin related busts in the southland of California as well:
Smuggling Ring Took Pills Into Mexico
Newport Coast Doctor Gets 230 Year Sentence
Rowland Hights Dr. Tseng – Doctor of Death Sued by Family of Overdose Victim
This week Los Angeles has some news on the Oxy Crackdown because four medical clinics that were suspected of illegally dispensing prescriptions were raided.
Investigators determined that the San Fernando Valley clinics have been operating as pill mills, catering to addicts seeking narcotic painkillers and other prescription drugs. The raids were carried out by local, state and federal investigators from the LAPD, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the California Department of Justice, the IRS and the FBI.
The investigation was prompted by …