Greensburg Physician Pleads Responsible To Taking Kickbacks For Prescribing Opioids – CBS Pittsburgh
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
GREENSBURG (KDKA) – A Greensburg doctor took kickbacks for prescribing an opioid that contained Fentanyl.
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Dr. Thomas Whitten pleaded guilty to three federal charges on Thursday.
Dr. Whitten ran the Westmoreland Pain Management Center.
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He admitted to taking money from a pharmaceutical company to distribute a power narcotic approved to treat cancer pain.
Whitten, however, prescribed it for patients who didn’t need the substance and then billed the insurance companies.
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He could spend up to 10 years in prison.