A 56-year-old physician has been convicted of prescribing narcotics to patients who had no medical need for them, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
Mark Wayne Hewlett is accused of going to four different doctors between Sept. 9, 2013 and Nov. 15, 2013 and getting five prescriptions for the powerful pain killer Hydrocodone.
A 47-year-old doctor accused of illegally distributing addictive painkillers recently plead not guilty to federal drug trafficking charges.
Federal officials say a La Mirada doctor has been found guilty of federal drug trafficking charges for distributing prescription painkillers like Vicodin and Norco and laundering the proceeds.
An Orange County doctor has agreed to plead guilty to charges of illegally prescribing drugs to his patients at nightly meetings in Starbucks stores.
Federal authorities have searched the office of a doctor suspected of prescribing Vicodin and other painkillers to patients who had no medical need for them.
A Coachella Valley doctor pleased guilty to 272 felony charges after stealing patients’ identifies and falsifying prescriptions.
Federal authorities will bar an Orange County anesthesiologist from prescribing controlled substances because of his role in a scam to purchase and resell painkillers.
Federal health regulators are limiting a key ingredient found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage each year.