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Urologist Pleads Guilty to Fraud Over Dosages

September 23, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A urologist pleaded guilty to reduced charges for giving about 100 prostate cancer patients lower dosages of a medication than he billed their insurance companies for.

Dr. Victor Souaid pleaded guilty to 59 counts of unlicensed wholesale distribution of a prescription drug and health-care fraud. Prosecutors agreed to drop a product tampering charge. He is to be sentenced Dec. 19 and faces up to four years and three months in prison. The indictment did not say whether any patients suffered ill effects.

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