Operators of Houston ‘Pill Mill’ Convicted

April 2, 2018

A Houston physician and a pain management clinic owner were found guilty by a federal jury in the Southern District of Texas for running a “pill mill” that provided thousands of prescriptions for opioids and other controlled substances.

Physician Gazelle Craig and clinic owner Shane Faithful ran the Gulfton Community Health Center where, from March 2015 to July 2017, Craig wrote approximately 18,252 prescriptions for more than 2.1 million dosage units of hydrocodone and approximately 15,649 prescriptions for over 1.3 million dosage units of carisporodal.

Faithful and Craig charged approximately $300 for each prescription and required payment in cash.

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