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.
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