MYTH #5 IS OVER PRESCRIBING A FEDERAL CRIME Thomas Kline MD

In 1915 thousands of doctors were arrested, and jailed when the federal drug police didn’t like doctors treating addicts. Narcotic police make up medical crimes. Arrests were reversed by Supreme Court in 1925 268 US 5, Court saying federal government had no place in state regulated medical issues. 104 years later – doctors are arrested for overprescribing a medical infraction without statutory basis.

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