A doctor in Port Clinton is facing hundreds of charges in federal court after prosecutors say he prescribed thousands of doses powerful painkillers such as fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and other drugs, without regard to medical necessity.
William R. Bauer, 82, was indicted on 200 counts of distribution of controlled substances and 14 counts of healthcare fraud on Wednesday.
According to the indictment, Bauer repeatedly prescribed controlled substances outside his professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose for doing so…
“Every pill mill that we shut down is a win for addiction recovery efforts in our communities,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said. “My office and our partners at the local, state and federal levels are determined to root out these operations so they can be held accountable for their roles in this crisis.”