DOJ Charges Executives in Illegal Adderall Scheme

They are the department’s first criminal drug prosecutions related to telemedicine.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the arrest of the founder and CEO of Done Global, Inc., a digital health company based in California, along with its clinical president. The charges stem from allegations of their involvement in a scheme to distribute Adderall over the internet, commit healthcare fraud, and obstruct justice. The two executives are accused of exploiting telemedicine to distribute controlled substances—particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic—taking in over $100 million by prescribing Adderall and other stimulants without legitimate medical purposes.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, “The indictment levied against these individuals sends a clear message: the Department of Homeland Security, our Homeland Security Investigations personnel, and our partners across the federal government will hold accountable those providers and prescribers who prey on their patients.”

These are the Justice Department’s first criminal drug distribution prosecutions related to telemedicine. Investigations revealed that the executives used deceptive social media advertisements and structured their platform to facilitate easy access to these medications.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Mayorkas and DHS investigators as they look to hold providers and prescribers accountable for illegal distribution of controlled substances.
  • For Attorney General Garland and DOJ officials as they prosecute perpetrators of fraud in the wake of the pandemic.

Sources: Department of Homeland Security


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