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CA Doctor Pleads Guilty To Illegally Prescribing Opioids

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CA Doctor Pleads Guilty To Illegally Prescribing Opioids

MODESTO, CA (IANS) – A 76-year-old physician has admitted that he illegally prescribed opioids to patients outside the usual course of his professional practice in the US.

Sawtantra Chopra, of Modesto, pleaded guilty to three counts of illegally prescribing opioids and other medication, US Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced last week.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 5 by US District Judge Jennifer L. Thurston.

According to court documents, Chopra, who was arrested in 2018, prescribed drugs — including hydrocodone, alprazolam (Xanax), and Promethazine with codeine syrup — not for a legitimate medical purpose.

These drugs are highly addictive and commonly abused.

They affect the central nervous system and may only be prescribed when medically required.

Chopra was arrested in 2018 and surrendered his medical license in 2020.

He faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

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  • Pure case of Greed, Money hungry Asian American, even at the age of 76,
    is still greedy. Fool does not think he is over the hill, almost at foothill, still,
    running for illegal business.
    Genes in his DNA are to be blamed..

    May 16, 2023
  • He should be DEPORTED and be in Indian Jail.

    May 16, 2023

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