Doctors Under Scrutiny for Overprescribing

In an example of how the authorities are beginning to investigate (and prosecute) physicians who overprescribe medications, Doctor Hsui-Ying Tseng in Rowland Heights, California was recently charged with murder for the deaths of three young men that overdosed on prescription medications. One of her patients, Jospeh “Joey” Rovero, died from overdose only nine days after his first visit with Dr. Tseng. The autopsy report concluded that Joey had acute intoxication of Xanax and OxyContin. The combination of these drugs and alcohol made for a deadly cocktail.

According to records, Joey told Dr. Tseng that he was having pain and anxiety in his back, wrist, and hand. She gave him a partial examination and did not notate the hand that was in pain in his medical chart.

The Osteopathic Medical Board has noted many of Dr. Tseng’s (nicknamed “Dr. Feelgood

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