Ex-doctor pleads guilty to drug charges over patient deaths

SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — A former North Texas pain management doctor accused of prescribing painkillers that contributed to the deaths of at least seven people in two states has pleaded guilty to federal drug distribution charges.

Federal prosecutors say 57-year-old Howard Gregg Diamond pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and other charges. Diamond will serve 20 years in federal prison.

A federal grand jury alleged last year that Diamond conspired with others to write unnecessary prescriptions for highly addictive drugs like fentanyl, hydrocodone and morphine. Prosecutors alleged the prescriptions resulted in seven deaths in Texas and Oklahoma from 2012 to 2016.

Peter Schulte, Diamond’s attorney, told the Dallas Morning News Diamond acknowledged responsibility for just one patient overdose.

The Texas Medical Board suspended Diamond last year.

___

Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
43°
Menomonie
Chetek
39°
Durand
46°
Ladysmith
41°
Neillsville
36°
Rice Lake
40°
New Richmond
42°
Black River Falls
43°
Medford
30°
River Falls
43°
Duluth
42°
Green Bay
39°
La Crosse
46°
Madison
42°
Milwaukee
46°
Twin Cities
45°
Weather Outlook: Fall colors include red, orange, yellow….. and white

Weather Outlook: Fall colors include red, orange, yellow….. and white

We had a blanket of snow on some of our trees yesterday. There is chances for more in the forecast,

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

Scroll to top
Skip to content