There is an underlying misconception that if an individual is accused of a drug crime, he or she must have either been found in possession of a controlled substance or were caught attempting to sell a narcotic. Needless to say, this is a wrong perspective to have on drug crimes, as the situation has a large grey area when it comes to criminal accusations and defense options. Thus, those accused of a drug crime in Mississippi should note their right and legal options when it comes to asserting a strong defense.
The Department of Health and Human Services has been vigilant in detecting possible instances of health care fraud. About a week ago, the agency announced that more than 400 individuals were charged with committing health care fraud. The alleged fraudulent billing practices from those charged exceeded $1.3 billion.
It can be a very serious situation for a medical professional when they are accused of wrongdoing. Such accusations can sometimes lead to criminal charges. Among the charges sometimes brought against health care providers are drug charges. This can be seen in a recent set of arrests here in Mississippi.
One of the harder parts of being a health care professional is caring for patients that are suffering from a terminal illness. In those instances, the patient may be referred to a hospice program.