Woman forges 132 opioid prescriptions with Duke neurosurgeon's name: 6 things to know


A woman pleaded guilty to illegally receiving 8,000-plus hydrocodone pills in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina Oct. 4, according to The Chronicle.

Here are six things to know:


1. She pleaded guilty to "two counts of using forged and fraudulent prescriptions to obtain the hydrocodone pills, one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft," The Chronicle reports.


2. The woman used a Duke Medicine neurosurgeon's name and Drug Enforcement Administration number to fill 132 prescriptions. The Department of Justice report didn't disclose the neurosurgeon's name.


3. She used the opioids herself as well as gave some to family and friends. Overall, she received 8,000-plus pills.


5. Hydrocodone is a Schedule II controlled substance.


6. The woman's sentencing date is Jan. 18, 2018.



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