What is "Doctor Shopping?"

Answers from a Dedicated Phoenix Drug Crime Attorney

"Doctor shopping" is the term used to describe a kind of fraud that happens between a physician and patient. It occurs when the patient visits multiple doctors, lying about their health conditions and treatment, to receive prescription medicine. For individuals addicted to these prescription drugs or intending to sell them, doctor shopping has become an efficient way to obtain a steady supply of medication.

While this may seem like a minor offense, it can lead to serious penalties and jail time. At the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC, our team understands that you need strong and assertive legal representation during this time. Many times, those accused of doctor shopping are in need to treatment, not punishment, or are a victim of a misunderstanding of the healthcare system. Regardless of your circumstances, our Phoenix drug crime lawyer is prepared to advocate on your behalf.

Common Drugs Targeted in Doctor Shopping

Medical professionals have kept a closer eye on medications commonly associated with doctor shopping. These medications are ones that can become addictive and produce highs when taken in large dosages.

Medications that are often targeted for doctor shopping include:

  • Adderall
  • Dexedrine
  • Valium
  • Vicodin
  • OxyContin
  • Xanax

Doctor shopping can result in 6 months in jail and $1,000 in fines. It is also common for this charge to be included with other offenses, such as possession or sale of drugs. These compounded charges can greatly complicate a case and increase the penalties an accused faces.

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Whether you have been charged with simple doctor shopping or a number of related offenses, the time to act is now. Call the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC to retain a former prosecutor dedicated to advocating for his drug crime clients.

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