James William Eisenberg, 72, is accused of writing more than 1,200 prescriptions for addictive painkillers after the Drug Enforcement Administration revoked his authority to prescribe controlled substances. The doctor surrendered to federal authorities Monday after being indicted on charges that he illegally prescribed powerful painkillers to patients, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
He is charged with four counts of using his revoked DEA registration number and three counts of distribution of hydrocodone. The DEA permanently revoked his authority to prescribe controlled substances in July 2012. He allegedly continued to write prescriptions out of multiple medical offices in West Hollywood, including Santa Monica Boulevard office called Pacific Support Services, authorities alleged in court papers. Eisenberg is expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon.
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