It is illegal to write a prescription to a known alias name, but I wonder how does this play out if a prescription was written for a “dead” person? Obviously the dead person is not in need of any drugs last I knew, but legally I wonder how this would be interpreted. Nothing seems to be surprising any more by any count, as last year there was a scam operation with “dead” doctors who billed Medicare.
Also early in the investigation, it was reported by several sources that electronic records would substantiate what occurred relative to his health and I think now they are finding out otherwise, as electronic records are not law, so much could have been on paper and who knows, perhaps even shredded at this point and if one were trying to hide some of their prescriptions, I don’t think you would find e-prescribing in here either, maybe a shame on that account as it would have made it easier to track, but the DEA still requires paper on controlled substances. BD
When police searched the offices and Las Vegas home of Michael Jackson's physician Dr. Conrad Murray on Tuesday, they were looking for medical records tied to the late singer and "all of his reported aliases."
According to authorities, the King of Pop may have used as many as 19 aliases in an attempt to obtain prescription drugs, a list that allegedly includes 19th century American author Jack London (best known for such popular novels as White Fang and The Call of the Wild) and legendary 20th century black expatriate singer/actress Josephine Baker, also known as "Black Pearl."