Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 25, 2013

Grand jury indicts W.Va. doctor on drug charge

MARTINSBURG — A north-central West Virginia doctor accused of overprescribing painkillers to patients has been indicted on a federal drug charge.

A federal grand jury in Martinsburg charged Dr. Edita Milan of Fairmont on Wednesday with one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

The indictment charges that Milan prescribed the drugs without any legitimate medical reason.

Milan was arrested earlier this month. She voluntarily surrendered her Drug Enforcement Administration registration number. That means she can no longer prescribe controlled substances.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II has said that Milan was treating more than twice as many patients as she was permitted to treat with narcotics at her practice in Bridgeport.

Milan’s office was closed and there was no telephone listing for her in the Fairmont area.

 

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