Mesa Nurse Practitioner Indicted Over Alleged Illegal Opioid Prescribing Practices
PHOENIX - Nurse Practitioner Deborah Ann Cooney, 59 years old, has been indicted on 14 criminal charges related to her 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.
All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.