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Doctor gets jail time for online, out-of-state prescribing

American Medical News, June 9, 2009

A Colorado physician was sentenced to nine months in jail for prescribing an antidepressant over the Internet to a California teenager who later committed suicide. San Mateo County prosecutors charged psychiatrist Christian Hageseth III, MD, of Fort Collins, CO, with a single felony count of practicing medicine without a valid California license.