Daily Archives: July 28, 2015

Manhattan physician charged with illegally selling Xanax prescriptions and pills over four years

Up to $4.6 million in addictive anti-anxiety medication funnelled onto black market

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton announced today the arrest and indictment of Dr. MENGJIA ZHAO on charges he illegally sold 28 prescriptions for alprazolam, an addictive medication commonly sold under the brand name Xanax, which is used to treat anxiety. The doctor is also charged with selling the pills themselves on five occasions.

ZHAO, an internist who has been licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. for 20 years, was arrested late last night at …