Man charged for over-prescribing painkillers

April 11, 2008 9:33:19 AM PDT
A retired Highland Park surgeon has been charged for over-prescribing painkillers linked to at least three deaths.

Federal and local law enforcement started investigating Gerald Kane in 2005 when pharmacies reported he had prescribed large doses of Vicodin and Oxycontin to patients. Last year, Kane voluntarily retired after the drug enforcement administration revoked his license.

Kane is free on bond. He is expected in court next week.


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