Barboursville Doctor Accused in 14 Ov...

Barboursville Doctor Accused in 14 Overdose Deaths

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#1 Dec 17, 2010
There's a Milton, WV doctor accused of 11 deaths (8 patients, 3 car wreck victims killed by one of her patients), and now this...

Barboursville Doctor Accused in 14 Overdose Deaths

BARBOURSVILLE, W. Va.(WSAZ)-- A local doctor is now being accused in the deaths of at least 14 people, including one of his former girlfriends. All of those who died, overdosed on prescription medication.

An affidavit filed Thursday in the Southern District of West Virginia's U.S. District Court, accuses an osteopathic doctor out of Barboursville of abusing his medical licenses to the point of causing death.

The man in question is Dr. Philip Fisher. According to the affidavit, Fisher ran two businesses next to each other -- The Huntington Spine Rehab and Pain Center and R.E.S.T, Rest Ensured Sleep Technologies.

Police searched both of Dr. Fisher's offices and his home in Barboursville last week, taking everything from patient files and billing information, to calendars and pre-signed or filled out prescription pads.

According to the affidavit, Dr. Fisher unlawfully obtained controlled substances from patients and re-distributed them to girlfriends and other people.

He's also accused of keeping the drugs for himself, and conspiring to misuse his DEA registration to get controlled substances to patients.

In the affidavit, the investigation shows Fisher playing a role in the overdose deaths of 14 people, including the death of a former girlfriend.

Complaints filed with the West Virginia Board of osteopathic Medicine date back to March 2006, where many of them refer to Dr. Fisher becoming romantically involved with female patients who received narcotic prescriptions from him.

One complaint even alleges that Dr. Fisher "drew smiley faces on patients' buttocks and utilized industrial, non-medical super glue from a local store to inject into patients."

In April, two vials of oxycodone and hydrocodone were found in Fisher's bags at Huntington's Tri-State Airport. Police say, Fisher told authorities they were for his pain management after surviving a plane crash in January. Two other people were hurt when the plane, registered to Fisher, went down in eastern Iowa.

The West Virginia State Police along with the DEA are heading up this case.

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