Daily Archives: August 17, 2016

Former physician indicted for selling amphetamine diet pills to patients after losing medical license

Death of patient under former doctor’s care leads to Reckless Endangerment charge

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard A. Zucker, and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, announced today the indictment and arrest of STEVEN BERNHARD, a former practitioner of osteopathic medicine, for selling amphetamine diet pills to patients long after his medical license was revoked for dangerous prescribing practices. The indictment includes charges related to a 65-year old female patient with a history of heart disease who died while …

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