Doctors arrests for over-prescribing in the United States

In 2003, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration arrested 15 doctors that were convicted for over-prescribing painkillers and other prescription drugs. In 2008, the DEA reported 43 physicians were convicted.

(Additional crime in the United States statistics.)

Source: Terry Baynes, “More U.S. doctors facing charges over drug abuse,” Reuters, September 14, 2011.