Pill Mills

The head of Dublin-based Cardinal Health, a defendant in multiple lawsuits filed by communities and states over the distribution of opioids, says his firm plans a vigorous defense.

The former Westerville physician awaiting sentencing on charges related to operating a "pill mill" has died after being shot during an apparent home invasion on Thursday.

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot during a home invasion on Thursday.

Federal prosecutors say a New Albany physician has pleaded guilty to charges of running a pill mill and evading 3.5 million dollars in taxes.

Federal prosecutors say a doctor and an employee at a Columbus pill mill have pleaded guilty to illegally distributing pain pills. 

Local Man Who Owned Pill Mill Sentenced

May 22, 2014
columbus division of police

The owner of a southern Ohio pill mill has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. 41-year-old Tracy Bias sought a sentence of less than 10 years because he testified against a co-defendant.

A three judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has rejected appeals by a Chicago doctor sentenced to four life terms stemming from the painkiller overdose deaths of four patients.

City, county, and state authorities raided a clinic and two pharmacies on Columbus' South side this morning as part of a nine-month investigation of alleged pill mills.