New York psychiatrist sentenced for illegally selling prescriptions

February 15, 2018

New York psychiatrist Dr. Clifford Jacobson, who pleaded guilty in September to illegally distributing a controlled substance, was sentenced on February 9 to one year of probation that will include four months of home confinement. He also must surrender his license to practice medicine and pay $75,000 in penalties.

Federal prosecutors say Jacobson sold prescriptions for the tranquilizer clonazepam and other drugs to people for recreational use between 2014 and 2017. He charged his patients $120 for each illegal prescription.

SOURCE: "Brighton doctor avoids prison for selling prescriptions," Democrat & Chronicle, 10 Feb 2018,


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