GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A pain management company that operated clinics across the Carolinas has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Oaktree Medical Centre submitted the filing last week in U.S....
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico council has made 11 recommendations to cut drug overdose rates in the state.
The New Mexico Overdose Prevention and Pain Management Advisory Council is...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A pain management clinic with facilities in Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina is accused of "liberally" prescribing unnecessary opioid painkillers.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A doctor who co-owned a Louisiana pain management clinic has pleaded guilty in a scheme to get about $336,000 in health care kickbacks.
The U.S. Attorney in Baton Rouge says 58-year-old Gray Wesley Barrow of Baton Rouge pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma pain management doctor who pleaded guilty in the overdose deaths of several of his patients owes millions of dollars to his victims' families, but it's unlikely they'll ever receive much money.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — When the former nonprofit director_a woman with a master's degree in social work_moved from North Carolina to Spotsylvania County last fall, she brought detailed medical records about her chronic pain and the opioids she takes to treat them.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One of Tennessee's largest pain management companies is closing multiple clinics throughout the state in July, leaving some patients searching for a new source of painkillers.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The mother of a man who overdosed in West Virginia is suing a pain management clinic that federal prosecutors say was run as a pill mill.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Inez Lewis filed her lawsuit on June 29, four months after 12 people involved in the Hope Clinic were indicted.
NEW YORK (AP) — The BIG3 says players in the 3-on-3 league of former NBA players are allowed to use cannabidiol (kan-uh-bih-DY'-ahl), or CBD, for pain management and recovery.
Under the change announced Wednesday, the BIG3 becomes what's believed to be the first professional sports league in the United States to allow use of the marijuana ingredient for pain management and recovery.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A state grand jury has indicted a Tucson doctor who owns a pain management medical clinic on fraud and drug charges.
The indictment charges Dr. David Ruben with prescribing opioids 25 times to 11 patients over a half-year period when he was barred by an Arizona Medical Board order from prescribing, administering, or dispensing certain controlled substances.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago children's hospital has been recognized for its approach to relieving patients' pain.
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital reports it has been awarded a certificate for a "comprehensive approach to pain prevention and management in children."
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys general from 35 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are urging health insurers to review their policies for pain management treatment to spark higher use of alternatives to opioid prescriptions.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Monday announced the bipartisan coalition's efforts in the ongoing fight to end opioid addiction.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man who killed himself after shooting up a Las Vegas pain-management clinic has been identified.
The Clark County coroner's office said Friday that 50-year-old Chad Broderick of Las Vegas had pulled the trigger with the gun aimed at his mouth.
Police say the man was a regular patient at the Center for Wellness and Pain Care in northwest Vegas but was denied a same-day appointment Thursday afternoon. He opened fire and then fatally shot himself.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee attorney general is suing a chain of pain management clinics over claims of millions of dollars in TennCare fraud.
Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced the lawsuit Thursday against MMi Pain Clinics, which operated at least 18 clinics in Tennessee.
The lawsuit in Williamson County Circuit Court claims the pain clinic chain filed the fraudulent TennCare claims dating back to at least 2006.
BOSTON (AP) — At Dr. Fathalla Mashali's pain management clinics, the waiting rooms were often so packed with patients that people sat on the floor, leaned against walls and spilled into the hallways.
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a pain management doctor who federal prosecutors say prescribed opioids to drug abusers (all times local):
A pain management doctor has apologized for falsely submitting claims for services he did not provide while prescribing opioids to patients at his four pain clinics in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Dr. Fathalla Mashali pleaded guilty Wednesday to 44 counts of health care fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering.
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Two doctors who operated a pain management clinic on the Alabama coast are facing time in federal prison after being convicted of running what authorities describe as a pill mill.
Jurors in Mobile returned the verdict Thursday against Drs. John Patrick Couch and Ziulu Ruan.
The two physicians were convicted on 19 of 20 counts after a trial that lasted a month.
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