FBI Boston
Kristen Setera
(617) 223-6110
January 21, 2016

State and Federal Agencies Announce New Coalition to Fight Illegal Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing

A coalition of state and federal agencies today announced the formation of the Interagency Group on Illegal Prescribing, which will investigate and prosecute prescribers, pharmacists and others who contribute to the opioid epidemic by illegally prescribing or dispensing pills. The group will be led by Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office.

Members of the Interagency Group on Illegal Prescribing (IGIP) include law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the United States Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General. Participating state agencies include the State Auditor’s Office and MassHealth.

- View full press release (Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts)