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NH doctor sentenced on drug fraud charge

April 15, 2013

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire doctor has been sentenced to three years’ probation on a charge of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs.

Douglas McCullom of East Wakefield worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs in New Hampshire and is licensed to practice medicine in Maine.

Prosecutors say in 2010, McCullom wrote 17 prescriptions for oxycodone and OxyContin that were not documented in the medical records of one of his patients. Some of the prescriptions were written for the patient after the 52-year-old McCullom was placed on worker’s compensation leave. The patient has stated that he later provided some of these pills to McCullom.

As part of a plea agreement, McCullom agreed to surrender his Drug Enforcement Administration registration. He also must advise the licensing authorities in Maine about his conviction.

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