Daily Archives: May 21, 2015

Astoria doctor indicted in illegal sales of 130 painkiller prescriptions: Three patients received 30,000 pills in 6 months

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, announced today the arrest and indictment of Dr. DAVID DUFFY on charges he illegally sold 130 prescriptions for oxycodone, a highly addictive opioid painkiller.

DUFFY, an internal medicine practitioner who retired in June 2013, was arrested this morning at his home at 2712 Bayside Lane in Murray Hill, Queens. He is expected to be arraigned later today in Manhattan Supreme Court before Judge James Burke, Part 22, 111 Centre St., 9th floor.

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