Former doctor admits writing thousands of illegal oxycodone prescriptions

bestep@herald-leader.comMarch 18, 2014 


A former physician has admitted writing illegitimate prescriptions for thousands of pain pills at a Johnson County clinic.

Rano Bofill, 72, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Lexington to conspiring to illegally dispense oxycodone between January 2009 and December 2012, according to U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey.

Bofill faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in July.

Bofill worked at Care More Pain Management, which caught the attention of authorities because the line of people waiting to get drug orders sometimes stretched into the parking lot.

Bofill admitted that he gave prescriptions to people after performing little or no examination.

The clinic owners, Tammy Cantrell and Shelby Lackey, and another doctor who worked at the office, Richard Albert, also pleaded guilty.

Albert was sentenced to six years and three months in prison. Cantrell and Lackey have not been sentenced.

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