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Topic - Hsui-Ying "Lisa" Tseng
The doctor passed out prescriptions for drugs like Xanax and OxyContin, Vicodin and Adderall at a rate of 25 per day for three years, with only cursory patient examinations and a minimum of questions, authorities said.
The district attorney who filed murder charges against a California doctor in prescription drug deaths of three patients says the case is highly unusual but may serve as a warning shot to unethical physicians who become pill pushers.
"If my patient decides to take a month's supply in a day, then there's nothing I can do about that," she said.
Tseng wrote more than 27,000 prescriptions over a three-year period starting in January 2007 _ an average of 25 a day, according to a DEA affidavit.