OKC doctor pays $40,000 to settle claims involving violations of controlled substance act
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rogers, D.O., who practices in Oklahoma City, has agreed to pay $40,000 to the United States to settle civil penalty claims stemming from allegations that he violated the controlled substances act, according to officials.
The United States alleged that between January 1, 2012, and February 4, 2014, at least one employee in Dr. Rogers’ office used his DEA registration number in order to obtain over 20,000 dosage units of Schedules III and IV controlled substances which were not for legitimate medical purposes.
It was alleged that Dr. Rogers failed to provide effective controls and procedures against theft and diversion, failed to maintain and review records of the dates, quantities received, dispensation, or inventories of controlled substances purchased using his DEA registration number.
In order to resolve the civil penalty claims against by the United States, Dr. Rogers agreed to pay $40,000 to the government in reaching this settlement, Dr. Rogers did not admit liability and the government did not make any concession regarding the legitimacy of the claims. The agreement allows the parties to avoid the delay, expense, inconvenience, and uncertainty involved in litigating the case.