State of Greed? –

Feb. 11, 2018 – Some advocates worry about proper oversight and the potential for financial abuse … Quiggle cited an extensive report on last year on the acceptance of kickbacks by “recovery house” operators who steered addicts to certain treatment centers, and reporting in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on abuses in that part of the state. In one Pittsburgh-area incident, David Francis, the operator of the purported drug rehabilitation center Next Step Foundation, was charged with drug distribution last fall after a federal investigation. The criminal complaint said agents who raided Francis’ home found scales covered with white residue and five bricks of suspected fentanyl, a deadly opioid drug.
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