Harrisburg, PA – In the ongoing battle against opioid addiction, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced felony charges against a Scranton doctor for overprescribing 17,504 Oxycodone pills to two patients over a two-year period.

Shapiro says that 60-year-old Dr. Louis Adamo of Lackawanna County was at one point prescribing more than 33 pills a day to just one man, who would later resell at least some of them.

A pharmacy reported the high dosage of opioids to the Attorney General. Shapiro is grateful to the pharmacy employees for speaking up.

If you know of overprescribing and ongoing drug use in your community, contact the Attorney General by calling 717-787-3391 or filling out the form at the PA Attorney General’s website. You can also call your local police to report drug use in your area.


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