Police: Doctor's DEA Number Used to Illegally Prescribe Vicodin

He received a call from a CVS in Snellville saying that someone claiming to be him called for 180 tablets of the pain medication.

Credit: Morguefile
Credit: Morguefile
A doctor claims that someone is using his DEA number to illegally prescribe Vicodin earlier this month. 

According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the physician from Grady Hospital made the discovery after a CVS pharmacist in Snellville contacted him. The pharmacist said someone pretending to be the doctor called them and asked for 180 tablets of the pain medication.

The physician said at least 10 other pharmacies in the metro area have contacted him with similar stories, all for Vicodin. 

He told police that his position at the hospital rarely requires him to prescribe medicine for patients. The police report does not list any information on the suspect or who the suspect may be. 

Police issued an incident report on the matter, but the officer advised the doctor to contact the Drug Enforcement Agency. 

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