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CALIFORNIA BRIEFING : WESTMINSTER : Doctor sentenced for selling drugs

November 17, 2009|Scott Glover

A doctor was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison Monday for selling prescriptions for powerful painkillers.

Vu Le, 46, received up to $150 from people he did not examine and who had no demonstrated medical need for the drugs, according to federal prosecutors.

Most of the prescriptions were for oxycodone, a potent and addictive painkiller sometimes referred to as synthetic heroin.

Le pleaded guilty to 15 felony counts in June.

-- Scott Glover

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