Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Disgraced doctor jailed 5 years for dealing prescription drugs

From the Toronto Star:
A notorious former doctor, stripped of his licence for administering useless cancer treatments to terminal patients, has been sentenced to five years in prison for trafficking in prescription pills, including highly addictive OxyContin.

For this "serious breach of trust," Ravi Devgan, 60, deserves to have his 5-year-sentence added on to the three-year sentence he is already serving for fraud, Justice Todd Ducharme said Friday.

But because of his extreme ill-health and the likelihood that he has few years left to live, that would amount to a life sentence, Ducharme said. So the judge ruled that he is to serve both sentences concurrently. ...more

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