1) You are not entitled to discovery until once this case is filed with the court. Then the prosecutor will turn over discovery materials to your lawyer who will give you a copy of what he or she gets. At this point, there is no case and if there is an investigation going on, it is not a matter of public record.
2) You can assume that every pharmacy in the state is linked to a central data base. While California's data base is voluntary, inclusion is strongly supported by the California State Attorney General's Office. You can read more about the program and the data base here. (See link
) I am unable to find a list of participating members. Wisely, the state would likely not give out that information.
3) Yes your career would be negatively affected, and that's putting it kindly. A felony conviction would cost you any license to practice. That's why you need to stop focusing on manipulating evidence, all of which can be used against you, to keep your mouth shut about this entire incident and to get yourself a criminal lawyer ASAP if the authorities contact you
. Do not say anything at all to the police if they contact you. Don't deny. Don't agree. Just say you will not discuss anything about this without first hearing what a lawyer will have to say, and then go get one.
4) That will not keep you from getting charged with this if the state intends to do so. But it would show that you are interested in helping yourself and that could be used as a bargaining chip in plea negotiations.
5) No. First of all, no lawyer would ever tell you to falsify evidence. But quite apart from that, what you are contemplating can turn around and kick you right in the tail.
Leave the strategy, if any turns out to be necessary, to your lawyer. Until then, go forward with your life and your treatment and do not discuss anything about this incident. You know, I'm sure, how they tell you that anything you say can be used against you? Well, it's true. Save discussions about this with your lawyer if it comes to that.