STATEN ISLAND — A doctor was busted for writing millions of dollars worth of illegal oxycodone prescriptions — as the city is deep in the throes of an opioid epidemic, federal prosecutors said.
Dr. David Taylor, 70, was indicted Thursday along with Daniel Garcia, 47, and Vito Gallicchio, 57, for flooding the streets with the illegal pills over a five-year period.
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A New York City doctor was arrested on Monday for allegedly handing out thousands of unnecessary painkiller prescriptions — despite knowing that some of his patients were hooked on the addictive opioid drugs.
According to the New York Daily News, 81-year-old Dr. Martin Tesher allegedly wrote in excess of 14,000 unnecessary oxycodone prescriptions over the course of almost five years. Authorities told (more…)