The Texas Medical Board announced that it had nabbed the state’s biggest prescriber of Hydrocodone. Dr. Gerald Ratinov was acting as medical director for several Houston area "pain clinics." Several pharmacies were also targeted in the raid. Dr. Gerald Ratinov, an elderly neurologist, claimed to have been dupped by unscrupulous pill mill clinic operators.
I applaud the efforts of all involved in their efforts to shut down sources of prescription drug diversion. It is also refreshing to see law enforcement enforcing recent legislation which was enacted to shut down pill mills.