Brigham City surgeon charged with illegally distributing prescription drugs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a Brigham Cityorthopedic surgeon has been charged with a 130-count indictment ondrug charges for allegedly distributing prescription drugs withoutconducting adequate medical exams.Documents filed in U.S. District Court allege Dr. Dewey C.MacKay, III, saw up to 120 patients per day between 2005 and 2007and issued more than 37,000 prescriptions for the pain killersProsecutors say the first two counts of the indictment allegeMacKay’s distribution of the drugs resulted in one patient’s death.If convicted on those charges alone, MacKay could spend 35 years inprison and be ordered to pay $2.5 million in fines.U.S. Attorney for Utah spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch says MacKaywill be issued a summons to appear in federal court.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!