Doctor, 3 Nurse Practitioners Charged With Running 'Pill Mill'

Law360, New York (December 6, 2017, 2:16 PM EST) -- Three nurse practitioners and a doctor were arrested Tuesday following an Alabama federal grand jury indictment accusing them of operating a “pill mill” out of a doctor’s office, prescribing medically unnecessary opioids, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

The nurse practitioners — Lillian Akwuba, Steven Cox and Elizabeth Cronier — and physician Julio Delgado, who are all affiliated with a doctor’s office in Montgomery, allegedly prescribed opioids including fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone, methadone and hydromorphone, along with other addictive drugs on a monthly basis for years, according...
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