Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Complexity of Prescription Drug Abuse: Doctor Sentenced

MAY 02 – (PHOENIX, AZ.) -- DEA and Attorney General announced that Dr. Corina Hollander, DPM, a podiatrist in Tucson, Ariz. was sentenced to 33 months in the Arizona Department of Corrections stemming from her conviction involving various charges. Hollander also received a 5-year probation sentence that will follow her prison sentence.

The investigation produced evidence of illicit drug use both at her home and at her office. A search warrant conducted on her home and office produced evidence of a large scale prescription drug fraud and evidence that Hollander was distributing fraudulent prescriptions to non-patients for fraudulent purposes.

In addition, Hollander was also using the names of patients and members of her staff’s family to write out fraudulent prescriptions under their names. Hollander and two employees were then filling the fraudulent prescriptions at local pharmacies.

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