- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Federal agents say a California doctor gave patients painkiller prescriptions in exchange for sex.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2bESnJ0 ) that the 62-year-old El Cajon doctor was arrested Wednesday. According to a federal complaint, the doctor repeatedly prescribed Oxycodone, Methadone and Hydrocodone to three patients in their early 20s to early 30s in exchange for a sexual relationship.

The doctor runs a pain management center and has been charged with several counts of dispensing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says women described inappropriate relationships with the doctor dating back to December 2012. One woman says the doctor prescribed her pills under her family members’ names and, in two cases, wrote a prescription for 300 pills of Oxycodone.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com

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