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'Telemedicine' doctor gets nine months in jail

San Francisco Chronicle, April 23, 2009

A Colorado doctor was sentenced to nine months in jail for practicing medicine in California without a license when he prescribed a generic form of Prozac over the Internet to a Stanford student, who later committed suicide. Christian Hageseth, 68, pleaded no contest to the felony charge in February in San Mateo County Superior Court. Judge James Ellis granted prosecutors' request for a jail sentence, which Hageseth will serve in Colorado while recovering from heart surgery.