Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Doctors to Inmates

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Doctors to Inmates

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Unlike some other states, Pennsylvania has state laws barring doctors from prescribing outside of legitimate medial practice, and from prescribing controlled to drug dependent people. These doctors, ages 45 to 80, are currently behind bars for these charges, and, in some cases, additional charges.

Name, age: Mohammad Abdul Rahman Khan, 45

Medical license granted: 2002

Site of practice: Reading

Charge: Administration of drugs outside of responsible medical practice

Drug: Xanax

Year charged: 2013

Sentence: 2 to 4 years in prison

Name, age: Sohael Muhammed Raschid, 59

Medical license granted: 1986

Site of practice: Chambersburg

Charge: Administration of drugs outside of responsible medical practice

Drug: Xanax

Year charged: 2015

Sentence: Awaiting trial

Name, age: Richard R. …

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