Prosecutor: Doctor who treated pilots sold oxycodone scripts
Sep. 03, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a doctor who treated airline pilots at New York's Kennedy Airport sold oxycodone prescriptions to his patients.
New York City's special narcotics prosecutor says Dr. Gerald Surya was arrested Thursday on 26 counts of criminal sale of a prescription.
Surya has an office at a medical facility at Kennedy. Prosecutors say he wrote prescriptions for people who didn't need them.
Authorities say none of the patients who bought the prescriptions were airline pilots.
They say he charged $60 for a prescription but increased the price to $100 after agents raided his office in July 2014.
Prosecutors allege Surya often sold multiple prescriptions to patients for their families and friends.
It was not immediately clear whether Surya had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.