Prescription Fraud in Nevada
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Prescription fraud is defined as the act of using false information to
obtain, prescribe or dispense prescription drugs. Whether you are a physician
or a patient, being charged with prescription fraud can result in severe
penalties, such as years in prison, costly fines, and permanent damage
to your professional reputation.
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what it takes to get the results you want and the justice you deserve.
With decades of experience under our belts, we can help you determine
all of your available legal options for protecting your rights, reputation,
Prescription Fraud Penalties
Prescription fraud can entail creating a fake prescription, faking medical
conditions or symptoms to obtain a prescription or even altering a valid
prescription. A common type of prescription fraud is called “doctor
shopping,” which is when a patient gains prescription for a drug
from several physicians without informing them that the patient has already
received prescriptions for the controlled substance.
Doctors and other medical providers can only prescribe or administer drugs
when a legitimate medical need is present. Pharmacists are prohibited
from filling prescriptions that are unlawful or suspected to be unlawful.
Prescription fraud penalties are considered Category C felonies. A Class
C felony is punishable by a prison sentence of one to five years and a
fine of up to $5,000.
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