Main Menu McGoughLawP.C., L.L.O.
Contact Our Firm:
After Hours/Emergency:
  • Nebraska’s Go-To Sex Crimes Defense Firm
  • Nebraska’s Go-To Drug Crimes Defense Firm
  • Nebraska’s Go-To Criminal Defense Firm

Drug makers targeted in investigation

In Nebraska as elsewhere in the United States, the increased use of and reliance on opioid medications and other prescription drugs has risen to levels that nobody may have been able to predict a couple of decades ago. While one may want to believe that these drugs really were originally designed to provide good care and relief to people facing serious pain or other medical problems, the reality may have proven to be something quite different.

These drugs are now known to be extremely addictive and connected to many criminal and mental health problems. Once addicted to these drugs, patients may be led down a very dark and dangerous path of life. For a while, the focus in the country seemed to be on what were targeted as druggies or criminals but that may not be shifting as a greater awareness is taking place among the public.

More and more, there appears to be support for the possibility that the companies who have produced, marketed and sold these drugs may actually be the biggest problem. To that end, more than 40 states including Nebraska are pushing for a serious investigation of practices of at least eight different pharmaceutical companies. This effort is designed to crack down on and start to make a positive difference in the opioid epidemic facing the state and the nation.

People who are accused of drug crimes involving prescription medications may find discussing their case with an attorney in Nebraska helpful in planning a proper defense.

Source: Lincoln Journal Star, "Nebraska, other states demand drug company documents in opioid investigation," September 20, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • 10 Best 2016 Client Satisfaction American Institute Of Criminal Law Attorneys

Back To Top

Success Stories

  • Defendant was charged with sexual assault of a minor. At the deposition of the alleged victim, our firm got the alleged victim to confess that she made the whole thing up. Charges were dropped against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with possessing a large quantity of marijuana. Following a complete investigation by our firm, the State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with embezzling more than $300,000.00, from a previous employer. At the deposition of the alleged victim, our firm highlighted a number of inconsistencies and questionable statements. The State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with child abuse resulting in death. Following the investigation of our firm, depositions of key witnesses and presentation of our findings to the prosecutor, the State agreed to dismiss the charges against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. The matter proceeded to trial and the jury found our client Not Guilty.

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • “Jim, Thank you for all of your help over the past couple weeks. I cannot emphasize enough how much better I have felt after receiving your help. Keeping my record clean as possible means a lot to me and I couldn’t have done it without you, thank you!” -TP
  • “Jim, It's always a pleasure to see you in court. Your effective, professional representation of your clients is so helpful.” -LW
  • “Jim, On behalf of the V family, please allow me to offer a HUGE thank you for your exemplary legal representation - especially considering you took on this case a mere 5 months ago. ” -CV
  • “Thank you so much Jim for everything you have been doing on my case, you are greatly appreciated. I will contact you if anything else comes up//until then God bless you! ” -SH
  • “Jim, thank you for everything. After I was resentenced I became eligible for camp custody. I am now on the RDAP list and doing fine” -MH
  • “JThank you so much for writing back. I read your response and I want you to know I completely trust you” -KV