“This doctor admitted he abused the public trust as a physician authorized to dispense controlled substances. He misused his medical license to prescribe a potentially lethal drug to a woman he knew had a substance abuse problem.” ( Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney)
In Lexington North Carolina still another physician has joined the National Practitioner Data Bank’s appalling list of doctor drug-pushers. Doctor James Randall Long confessed in October to Felony Distribution of Narcotics.
Lame-brain Long, age 56, appeared in a U.S. District Court in North Carolina before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Cayer, and admitted that he routinely wrote prescriptions for the drug, knowing that it was outside the scope of professional practice. He was providing the narcotics to a woman in return for sexual favors. He told the court that he knew the woman was a drug addict. Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that addicts often turn to because of its intense sensation of euphoria. It is far stronger than heroin with often fatal side effects.
Long also admitted that he wrote narcotic prescriptions in other peoples’ names, many of whom had no idea their names were being used in a drug scam.
Now, did any of this surprise the North Carolina Medical Board? It certainly shouldn’t have. This shameful physician has been scamming systems and pushing drugs for years. As far back as October 2004, the Board discovered Long was writing illegal narcotic prescriptions to another patient he was having an affair with. Did they revoke his license for drug-pushing and/or having a sexual relationship with a patient? Of course not. They spanked his drug-dealing, horny-toad butt with a – now hold your ponies here – a 4-week license suspension. And they told him to take a “class” called Physicians Health Program.
That oughta teach him, right?
Guess not. In March 2008, Long was arrested for stealing the Dish Network satellite television signals, by using DreamBox media devices. What did the medical board do to this juvenile delinquent in a lab coat?
They told him to please not commit crimes anymore.
Grab your guppies. That’ll teach him.
So now, Doctor James Randall Long could get a prison term of 20 years and a $1,000,000 fine.
We can promise you this: He won’t get either one.
America love’s its bad boy doctors. Yes, we do. And absolutely nobody loves and shelters them from their own screwy behavior – nobody protects dangerous doctors more than state medical boards. Who makes up state medical boards, which are honor-bound to ensure public safety and discipline doctors?
Why . . . other doctors.
Is that a sweet swindle, or what?