West Hollywood "pill mill" psychiatrist Nathan Kuemmerle sentenced

June 10, 2011

On May 18, 2011, psychiatrist Nathan Kuemmerle was sentenced in Los Angeles federal court to time served and three years probation, following his January conviction on one charge of distribution of a controlled substance—specifically, 180 tablets of Xanax. 

Investigations revealed that Kuemmerle was the number one prescriber of the most powerful dosage of the stimulant drug Adderall in the state of California and the second-highest prescriber of Schedule II controlled substances (the designation used by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration for drugs of greatest danger, addiction and abuse). 

Kuemmerle is reported to have written prescriptions for cash, without legitimate medical purposes, to make money to pay for his addiction to methamphetamine. 

Source: "Former psychiatrist gets probation in 'pill mill" case," Beverly Hills Courier, May 18, 2011.


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