Alleged Illegal Opioid Prescribing Practices

Nurse Practitioner Deborah Ann Cooney, 59 years old, has been indicted on 14 criminal charges related to her

Nurse Practitioner Deborah Ann Cooney

alleged illegal opioid prescribing practices at a clinic she operates in Mesa, Arizona.

The investigation conducted by the Phoenix Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) developed allegations of improper prescribing practices related to opioid prescriptions she provided, specifically Oxycodone.

Cooney was served with an immediate suspension order by the DEA, immediately suspending her DEA registration and her ability to write prescriptions for controlled substances.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office assisted in the investigation.

A copy of the indictment is available here.

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