Hansen Owners Face Federal Prescription Drug Charges

Dr. Kendall Hansen, best known as the co-owner of the title of the same name with his 2-year-old boy. Hansen , pleaded not guilty on December 1 to federal charges that he used illegal means to purchase opioids for his personal use.

Hansen entered a plea hearing Wednesday at a section of the United States District Court in Covington, United States.

According to grand jury charges against the indictment, Hansen, owner of Interventional Pain Specialist in Crestview Hills, Ky., allegedly received high doses of opioids through prescriptions from doctors Other IPS and other providers in Northern Kentucky. He allegedly replenished his supply of controlled substances by writing prescriptions in the name of IPS staff and asking those employees to fill out prescriptions. The actions are believed to have occurred between December 2010 and March 2018.

Hansen’s attorney, Ronald Chapman II, said the charges relate to ongoing civil cases against Dr. Hansen. Chapman said that many civil cases were dismissed.

“He’s been under investigation for years with no charges brought,” Chapman said. “The only two allegations brought forward now are two related to drug administration by a single patient.

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Chapman added: “It’s been a long government investigation and these are the only two charges that have come forward. “There is a flurry of allegations against other doctors in the area and we believe this is another attempt by the government to gather statistics so it looks like they are charging a lot of doctors during the epidemic. opioid disease.”

With the charges, Hansen could lose his medical license and would face up to 20 years in prison and at least three years of supervised release. He will face a fine of up to $1 million.

With an indictment, not a conviction, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will continue to honor Hansen’s 2021 racing license for the rest of the year. KHRC CEO Marc Guilfoil said Hansen does not have a 2022 racing license and if he does apply, a review will be conducted by then.

Hansen has raced with a smaller stable in recent years. As of December 2, he has just 16 games starting in 2020-21 with a 4-1-1 record and around $115,000 in earnings. (He has a horse at Aqueduct race track December 3, year Totally panicked .) Hansen raced in New York, New Jersey and Kentucky this season.

As the breeder and owner of Hansen’s horse, Dr. Hansen watched over his son Tapit Stormy Sunday , via Dear cat post her maiden debut victory 1/4 length 12 at Lawn Park in September 2011. Hansen returned that month with a 13/4 long win at the Bluegrass Cat Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes at Turfway, which gave him a start in the Gray Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Intern Mike Maker took home the Juvenile score in a thrilling finale in which he won in classic style Union Rags with a head. Hansen won the 2-year-old men’s championship title in 2011. Skaichai Racing entered as a pre-owned Breeders’ Cup partner.

At age 3, Hansen won the Gotham Stakes (G3) at the Aqueduct, finishing second in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at the Keeneland, and ninth in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brand (G1). That summer, he scored another victory in the Iowa Derby (G3) at Prairie grasslands.

The horse stood for its first race at the racecourse in 2013 at Coolmore’s Ashford Racecourse before the Korea Racing Association purchased it for its racing mission in that country.

In 2017, the owner lobbied for a son of Hansen, Quickly and accurately , to win the Jack Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) at the owner’s “home” track, Turfway Park.

As for the current charges, Chapman emphasized that Hansen treats patients who are suffering from severe pain problems, sometimes requiring the use of strong painkillers.

“We affirm that Dr. Hansen has always treated his patients appropriately,” Chapman said, noting that the court allowed him to continue prescribing the drug now, despite a The state hearing will soon look at that as well. “He is a very well known and respected interventional pain management physician. His number of patients is certainly the type of person who must experience considerable pain from real problems. If the government decide to bring any further charges or charges, we are certainly prepared to defend those people fiercely as well.”

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John Verrall

John Verrall is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. John Verrall joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: johnverrall@24ssports.com.

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