Pharmacist arrested in drug ring bust


New Jersey officials announced they had broken up a drug ring and counterfeit prescription operation, which included a pharmacist and a physician who were allegedly central players in the scheme. Pharmacist Ahmed Felix of RGN Pharmacy in Newark was charged with knowingly filling thousands of bogus prescriptions primarily for painkillers like OxyContin (oxycodone, Purdue Pharma) and Percocet (acetaminophen and oxycodone, Endo). Police seized guns, money, and prescriptions drugs during a raid. After the pharmacy filled the prescriptions, police officials note, the drugs were sold in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

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