Philly-area doctor gets 25 years in oxycodone ring – Delaware County Daily Times

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia doctor has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars for running an oxycodone distribution ring that federal authorities said resulted in an overdose death from the powerful painkiller.

A federal jury in July convicted 74-year-old Dr. Norman Werther of Horsham on more than 300 counts, including distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.

Federal prosecutor Nancy (more…)

Philly-area doctor convicted in oxycodone ring – WTRF

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia doctor has been convicted of conspiracy, money laundering and illegal distribution of oxycodone that federal authorities said resulted in the overdose death of a man.

A federal court jury on Tuesday convicted 74-year-old Dr. Norman Werther of Horsham on several hundred counts, including distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.

Authorities said they believed Werther helped (more…)

Alleged pill mill doc faces more charges, including death – phillyBurbs.com

A 73-year-old Upper Moreland doctor has been charged with distributing drugs that resulted in the death of a Florida native earlier this year.

Dr. Norman Werther, 73, is facing between 20 years and life in prison if convicted of all the charges against him.

In August 2011, Werther and more than 50 other people were charged with participating in an illegal prescription drug (more…)