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Study finds few pain doctors face criminal prosecutions

New York Times, September 22, 2008

Physicians often do not face criminal prosecution in connection with the prescribing of narcotics, according to a recent study by the journal Pain Medicine. The study found that only about 0.1% of doctors were actually prosecuted between 1998 and 2006, facing charges of illegally prescribing narcotics.