$80,000 Settlement Reached With Phoenix Doctor For Improperly Prescribing Controlled Substances

PHOENIX (LAWFUEL) – The United States has reached a settlement with Warren L. Moody III, M.D., an internist practicing in Phoenix. The United States contended that between June 2006 and April 2007, Dr. Moody ordered almost 3000 dosage units of Suboxone, an opiod pain relief medication.

According to the settlement agreement, Dr. Moody ordered the medication without proper documentation, failed to maintain accurate inventory records for the receipt and dispensation of the Suboxone, and failed to maintain physical security of the controlled substances, in violation of the Controlled Substances Act. Dr. Moody agreed to pay $80,000 in penalties to settle the matter.

The investigation leading to the settlement was conducted by the Diversion Investigation Unit of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Robert K. Lu, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona.

RELEASE NUMBER: 2009-074(Moody)

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