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Miranda Hooker Quoted in Law360 Article, 'DOJ Flexes New Muscles in Opioid Fight'

2/14/2019
Miranda Hooker Quoted in Law360 Article, 'DOJ Flexes New Muscles in Opioid Fight'

Miranda Hooker, a partner in the Health Sciences Department and the White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the February 13, 2019 Law360 article, "DOJ Flexes New Muscles in Opioid Fight."

Miranda Hooker, a former assistant U.S. Attorney who prosecuted health care fraud cases and is now a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, noted that the two pharmacies were not only statistical outliers in terms of what they were selling, but that they also had a history of run-ins with the DEA.

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“Doctors need to be investigated. They are the ones writing prescriptions. We just fill them. The pharmacist is not responsible,” Weir is quoted saying in the complaint.

That quote is bolded in the filing, Hooker noted.

“I think the government put that in there because this is exactly the message the government is trying to send — that the pharmacy will be and the pharmacists will be held responsible if there is dispensing of opioids that are illegally prescribed and a pharmacy ignores red flags around that," she said.

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