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Two key figures in a Mobile, Alabama “pill mill” case were sentenced last week. In May 2015, agents raided two Physicians’ Pain Specialists of Alabama (PPSA) clinics in Mobile as part of a massive multi-state sweep led by the DEA. In late February 2017, the doctors who owned the clinics were found guilty on a slate of charges ranging from improper prescription practices for highly addictive painkillers to healthcare fraud and financial fraud. The two defendants sentenced last Wednesday, including a subcontractor who had managed a workers’ comp dispensary at the clinics, received light sentences at the same hearing after testifying in the case against the owners. The ringleaders are expected to soon receive sentences at the higher end of the allowable range.

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