Arizona psychiatrist charged with unlawfully prescribing opioids

April 5, 2018

Arizona psychiatrist Dr. David Alan Ruben, 70, has been indicted on 26 felony charges alleging he illegally prescribed opioids to multiple patients.

In February 2016, the Arizona Medical Board prohibited him from prescribing, administering or dispensing any Schedule 2 controlled substances for two years.  Despite that order, Ruben continued prescribing Hydrocodone and Oxycodone to 11 different patients on 25 separate occasions between September 2016 and March 2017.

His medical license was suspended in April 2017.

SOURCE: Gabrielle Olivera, "Tucson doctor charged with unlawfully prescribing opioids," The Republic, 4 Apr 2018,


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