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Doctor Arrested For Illegal Distribution Of More Than Ten Thousand Oxycodone Pills, Resulting In One Known Death

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James A. Hunt, Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA"), and William J. Bratton, Commissioner of the New York Police Department ("NYPD"), announced the unsealing of a Complaint against a doctor and a co-conspirator who are alleged to have participated in a drug distribution conspiracy involving the prescription painkiller oxycodone. As alleged, the doctor, ALFRED RAMIREZ, sold medically unnecessary prescriptions for over 10,000 oxycodone tablets over a four-year period, resulting in at least one death.


Action Details

  • Date:October 1, 2015
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney Southern District of New York
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions