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Jan 17, 2012 10:15 AM by AP

Man charged in `Doctor Shopping' probe

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - A 48-year-old Slidell man faces 20 counts of fraudulently obtaining a dangerous controlled substance.
Louisiana State Police arrested David Songy after an
investigation determined that Songy had visited 22 different
doctors and 18 pharmacies across St. Tammany and Jefferson
parishes, filling multiple prescriptions for pain medications.
WDFSU-TV reported on Tuesday that Songy was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.
Officials commonly call the offense "doctor shopping" - the abuse of a prescription to obtain large quantities of drugs through visits to different providers. State police saySongy's visits took place over a six month span.

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