Additional Charges Filed Against Doctor In Pill Mill Case
William J. O'Brien III, 49 of Philadelphia was charged today by Superseding Indictment with 23 additional counts of illegally distributing oxycodone, methadone, and amphetamines, all Schedule II controlled substances, outside the usual course of professional practice and for no legitimate medical purpose, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the superseding indictment, O'Brien's so-called Apatients@ could for a fee obtain prescriptions for these addictive and dangerous controlled substances without a physical examination or any other medical care or treatment. O'Brien typically charged customers $250 cash for the first appointment to buy prescriptions and $200 for each appointment to obtain refills.
- Date:February 24, 2015
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions