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  • Case study: Dr. Mahmood Ahmad

    Case study: Dr. Mahmood Ahmad

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:28:17 GMT
    Raycom focused its investigation on the top 1,000 prescribers based on the number of prescriptions they had written. (Source: Raycom Media)Raycom focused its investigation on the top 1,000 prescribers based on the number of prescriptions they had written. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Between 2014 and 2015, Ahmad wrote 1,450 prescriptions for the opioid spray, an average of 14 a week. All told, he collected about $150,000 from a company promoting opioids.

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    Between 2014 and 2015, Ahmad wrote 1,450 prescriptions for the opioid spray, an average of 14 a week. All told, he collected about $150,000 from a company promoting opioids.

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  • Pill mill: Dr. Morris Brown

    Pill mill: Dr. Morris Brown

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:51 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:51:17 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:51 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:51:17 GMT

    Over a 3-year span, Dr. Morris Brown was the top family practice doctor in Ohio writing opioid prescriptions to his elderly and disabled patients. 

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    Over a 3-year span, Dr. Morris Brown was the top family practice doctor in Ohio writing opioid prescriptions to his elderly and disabled patients. 

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  • Case study: Dr. Howard Diamond

    Case study: Dr. Howard Diamond

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:28:22 GMT
    Dr. Howard Diamond is booked into a Texas jail after his on July 11. (Source: U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency)Dr. Howard Diamond is booked into a Texas jail after his on July 11. (Source: U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency)

    Federal investigators know of at least 22 of his patients who died of prescription-drug overdoses since 2012. An untold number of others became addicted to opioids he prescribed. 

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    Federal investigators know of at least 22 of his patients who died of prescription-drug overdoses since 2012. An untold number of others became addicted to opioids he prescribed. 

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  • Case study: Dr. Raymond Kraynak

    Case study: Dr. Raymond Kraynak

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:28:19 GMT
    Dr. Raymond Kraynak departs Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in 2013 where he faced charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.?(Source: Mike Staugaitis/Shamoken News-Item)Dr. Raymond Kraynak departs Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in 2013 where he faced charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.?(Source: Mike Staugaitis/Shamoken News-Item)

    Between May 2012 through December 2015, Kraynak prescribed more than 3.6 million pills in towns with fewer than 8,000 residents, according to court records.

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    Between May 2012 through December 2015, Kraynak prescribed more than 3.6 million pills in towns with fewer than 8,000 residents, according to court records.

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