Paging Dr. Morte –
Sep. 17, 2020 – Now the Scranton doctor accused of over-prescribing opioids in exchange for cash incentives from a drug manufacturer is facing federal charges for his allegedly illegal prescriptions. Now, more than two years later, the doctor faces a federal indictment accusing him of being part of an elaborate scheme to overprescribe an opioid called Subsys to 13 of his patients.
According to paperwork filed in federal court, two of Moran’s patients — a 35-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman — overdosed and died from the drugs he prescribed.
The indictment alleges the drug company paid Moran ‘kickbacks’ to prescribe the drug and disguised those payments as speaking fees.
It is alleged Moran was paid $140,000 over the course of two years to prescribe this drug.