Kentucky physician says cops tricked him into prescribing OxyContin

  1. A Kentucky physician who faces 20 years in prison for prescribing the prescription painkiller OxyContin without examining patients says undercover police officers tricked him into prescribing the drug to him.

    AP/Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 29, 2002
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  3. by   Mijourney
    Hi Karen. I don't know whether to laugh, cry, or feel sorry for the doctor. I know that doctors are frequently rushed. If they have a particularly demanding population of patients to treat, then I'm sure they get stressed out and cut corners when they feel it's called for. I think most probably cut corners at one time or another. Usually not to the detriment to themselves or others. Unfortunately, I think this doctor simply fell into a nasty routine (he thought it was convenient) that has obviously landed him in alot of trouble.