Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Doctor Going to Prison for Drug Scheme

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Doctor Going to Prison for Drug Scheme

Article excerpt

An Ohio doctor was sentenced Monday to 57 months in federal prison for writing fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone for profit from his medical practice in Weirton, W.Va.

Tod Hagins, of Wintersville, Ohio, pleaded guilty in April in federal court in Wheeling to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone as well as health care fraud and money laundering.

Hagins ran a general medical office as well as Weirton Suboxone Clinic. He admitted to prescribing oxycodone to people who had no need for it. Those fake patients then sold it on the streets and kicked back some of the money to the doctor.

He also admitted to writing prescriptions for oxycodone so that West Virginia's Medicaid program would pay for them, resulting in the health care fraud count. …

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