Criminal Defense Attorney Analysis of Internet Pharmacy, Prescription, and Drug Law

Ohio Pharmacist Indicted For Internet Pharmacy Involvement

Ohio pharmacist Gary A. Evankovich was indicted for his alleged involvement with an internet pharmacy by a Mahoning County grand jury on 24 counts of “reckless retail sale of drug[s].”  The drug sales allegedly originated from the internet, and the prescriptions were signed by a New York doctor.  Prosecuting Attorney Robert Bush stated that Evankovich “illegally filled prescriptions in cases where he knew or should have known that the physician didn’t see the patient for whom the drugs were being prescribed.”  Evankovich is alleged to have filled more than 10,000 prescriptions (or 1 million doses) of, among other things, Fioricet, Tramadol, and Soma (pain relievers and muscle relaxers).  On Tuesday, Evankovich pled not guilty on all 24 counts.  Bond was set at $100,000.

I have previously written about Ohio internet pharmacy law in reference to other indictments.  For a discussion of Ohio law, click here.

The content on this post does not constitute legal advice and is for informational purposes only.  You should not act upon the information presented on this website without seeking the advice of legal counsel.  Should you wish to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney knowledgeable in internet pharmacy, prescription, and drug law, please feel free to contact me directly.

Category: Court Cases Doctors Online Consultations Pharmacies Website Owners