Calgary brothers charged with Oxycontin fraud

The Toronto Star

CALGARY—Two brothers are accused of getting and filling more than 85 prescriptions of highly addictive Oxycontin in both Alberta and British Columbia, then selling the pills on the street for a profit.

Calgary police say the men allegedly obtained prescriptions for various strengths of the narcotic painkiller from more than a dozen doctors in Alberta and B.C.

The accused allegedly filled the prescriptions at pharmacies in Alberta and B.C., sometimes filling the same prescription in both provinces — known as double-doctoring.

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