Doctor Guilty Of Selling $85 Million In Pain Pills Online

By ELAINE SILVESTRINI | The Tampa Tribune

October 28, 2008

TAMPA – A 60-year-old physician could be sentenced to decades behind bars after pleading guilty to federal charges that he conspired to create a business that illegally sold $85 million worth of pain medication over the Internet.

Juan Antonio Ibanez, who practiced in Tampa, Haines City and Winter Haven, and his co-conspirators sold more than 50 million hydrocodone pills illegally from at least 2003 through November 2007 on at least 13 Internet clinic Web sites, including prescriptiondrugplanet.com, foxfamilymeds.com, sunshinefamilymeds.com, online-scripts.com and medsforpain.com. More…

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