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Doctor accused of running pill mill convicted of federal crimes

Many who enter the medical profession wish to ease the pain and suffering of the people that they treat. Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists may take special care to ensure that the individuals that they treat are provided with the best possible care so that they have good prognoses and chances for recovery. Pennsylvania residents benefit from this measured approach to care and the dedicated focus of their medical practitioners.

Federal charges and the loss of a medical license

The scope of crimes covered in the federal laws of the nation is wide and inclusive. Federal charges can be based off of alleged drug use or possession, violent crimes involving assaults and murder and white collar crimes involving fraud and tax evasion. The crimes associated with these and many other federal laws have been deemed damaging to the public at large and therefore punishable by the courts of the nation.

Pennsylvania doctor pleads guilty to federal crimes

Last week's post discussed the unfortunately commonplace issue of health care nurses becoming addicted to drugs and other banned substances due to the conditions of their work. However, nurses are not the only medical professions who may succumb to drug addictions and other problems. Just recently a doctor in Pittsburgh pleaded guilty to federal charges for his alleged involvement in the illegal distribution of drugs to non-patients.

Criminal charges can impact D.O. licensing

Individuals who complete the rigors of medical school and who emerge from their post-graduate research and residencies are often asked to pass a battery of tests to demonstrate their knowledge and experience in the particular fields of medicine that they have chosen to pursue. If they are successful they may obtain licenses to practice medicine, which are necessary to find employment in hospitals, clinics and other medical centers throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

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