Prescription fraud continues to cause problems for local residents, doctors and insurance providers. Most recently, St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital had to file multiple police reports to let police know the names of the suspects who are doctor shopping in the Rutherford County area.
According to the reports, a man from Shelbyville has been hitting the Emergency Room in Murfreesboro seeking multiple prescriptions for narcotics. Authorities now know the identity of the 39-year old. In addition to the 39-year old, police also know the identity of the following who are accused of doctor shopping at the local hospital in Murfreesboro as well…
- 71-year old woman from Murfreesboro
- 25-year old female from LaVergne
- 41-year old woman from Gallatin
- 48-year old man from Murfreesboro
- 57-year old man from Murfreesboro
In accordance with the Controlled Substance Monitoring Act of 2002, the Tennessee Department of Health established a database to monitor the dispensing certain prescription drugs which are controlled substances. Data collection began for all dispensers on December 1, 2006. The 2012 Act enhanced the monitoring capabilities of the database, which make it easier for doctors and pharmacies to track those who doctor shop in hopes of getting additional prescriptions filled.
At this point, no arrests have been made.
- MPD Incident Report #14-9003
- MPD Incident Report #14-9004
- MPD Incident Report #14-9005
- MPD Incident Report #14-9006
- MPD Incident Report #14-9007
- MPD Incident Report #14-9008