PainCare sued again over fentanyl-based medicine

PORTSMOUTH — A Rochester man is the second person this month to file a lawsuit against PainCare Centers, alleging “racketeering” medical professionals received “kickbacks” for prescribing them the addictive and fentanyl-based pain medicine Subsys.

In a Rockingham County Superior Court lawsuit, John Perusse claims he suffered a spinal injury from a 2009 snowmobile crash, resulting in partial paralysis of his legs and chronic back and leg pain. In 2010, he alleges, he was referred to the PainCare Clinic in Somersworth where he came under the care of physician assistant Christopher Clough. READ MORE>>