By: KDKA-TV News Staff
GREENSBURG (KDKA) – A Greensburg doctor took kickbacks for prescribing an opioid that contained Fentanyl.READ MORE: Mt. Lebanon School District Increasing Police Presence During Investigation
Dr. Thomas Whitten pleaded guilty to three federal charges on Thursday.
Dr. Whitten ran the Westmoreland Pain Management Center.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 436 New Cases, 16 Additional Deaths
He admitted to taking money from a pharmaceutical company to distribute a power narcotic approved to treat cancer pain.
Whitten, however, prescribed it for patients who didn’t need the substance and then billed the insurance companies.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 5,429 New Cases, 75 Additional Deaths
He could spend up to 10 years in prison.