Steve Birr | Vice Reporter
Ministry of Justice official accused a doctor West Virginia, who was accused of prescribing prescription opioids between 2013 and February 2018, which were linked to deaths.
US West Virginia Southern District Attorney Mike Stuart revealed on Friday a grand jury in Charleston accusing Muhammed Samer Nasher-Alneam of distributing Schedule II-controlled substances, including the Opioide Hydrocodone, in nine cases. Oxycodone, methadone and oxymorphone, not for legal medical purposes and beyond the limits of medical practice, reports STL News.
Two of the counts claim the prescription Opioide caused the overdose death of two patients in dr. Nasher's concern. He allegedly had two different offices in West Virginia, where he massively overpowered Opioide. Investigators also found out that Dr. Nasher transferred his profits to Turkey to attract no attention. (RELATED: Meetings Announces Charges for 601 People in the Biggest Health Care Bust in History)
"Due to financial support due to the incredible commitment of this Government and Attorney General meetings, we aggressively go to doctors, pharmacies and others medical providers that contribute to the opiate epidemic purely for money, "Stuart said in a statement on Friday. "No medical provider should resort to drug addicts for reasons based on personal greed."
The Justice Department's sessions are progressing in the fight against smugglers and medical providers exploiting the national opioid epidemic. Since January 2017, federal agencies have mandated nearly 200 doctors for opioid-related criminal activities and 220 medical professionals.
Overdose deaths increased 21 percent in 2016, claiming more than 64,000 deaths and prevention, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The increase is primarily attributable to opioids, which claimed 42,249 lives in 2016. This represents an increase of 28 percent compared to the roughly 33,000 deaths in 2015.
According to the authorities, the epidemic is contributing to declining life expectancy in the US. Life expectancy dropped for the second consecutive time in 2016 for the first time since an outbreak of the 1962 and 1963 flu. Follow Steve on Twitter