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Use Of Drug Database Increases Amid Opioid Fight

Sep 21, 2018
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One of Florida’s main weapons to thwart “doctor shopping” has been expanding substantially after the passage of a tough new law aimed at addressing the continuing opioid crisis.

A northeast Florida doctor has been indicted by a federal grand jury for causing a patient's death by selling an illegal combination of pain medications.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 56-year-old Russell Sachs is being charged with four counts, including of dispensing and distributing controlled substances for no legitimate medical purpose.

The indictment says Sachs gave out morphine, which led to the death of a patient.