Prescription fraud happens when people obtain medications by deception. Some may use forged prescriptions. Others obtain prescriptions from medical facilities that are willing to engage in unethical practices. Some people visit doctor after doctor until they find one willing to prescribe. This fraud and abuse comes at an enormous cost to physicians, hospitals, insurers and taxpayers. But the greatest cost is a human one – the tens of thousands of lives lost to addiction, and the relatives and friends they leave behind. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 15,000 people die each year from prescription medicine overdoses