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February 5, 2013

Grooms introduces bill to fight prescription drug abuse

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INDIANAPOLIS —

Last month, the former owner of the Jeffersonville pain clinic was indicted for prescription drug and money laundering conspiracies in Kentucky. The indictment came after the City of Jeffersonville served a notice that the clinic must shut down after the license of Dr. Lea Marlow, who worked at the Clark County Wellness Center, was suspended by the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.

According to a release from the Indiana Attorney General’s office, Marlow prescribed more than 8,000 prescriptions for 3,489 patients, with more than 95 percent receiving oxycodone. Virtually all of Marlow’s patients received identical treatment in the form of oxycodone and diazepam prescriptions and the business operated as “cash-only.”

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