Manhattan Doctor arrested in Dr. Feel Good Scheme

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Dr. Feel Good

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

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A Manhattan physician has been arrested in a Doctor Feel Good act providing more than $20 million with opioids over the past five years.   Dr. Martin Tesher is being accuse of writing more than 14,000 oxycodone prescriptions. 

The 81-year-old doctor who describes himself as a “good old-fashioned family doctor” was busted Monday for dumping 2.2 million oxycodone pills on the city of New York.  The city and the country is in the grip of an opioid epidemic.  There have been more than 1,075 opioid-involved deaths in the five boroughs in 2016, up from 753 the year before according to reports.

The rate of fatal opioid overdoses in the city, including from heroin and pain pills – tripled from 2000 to 2015 according to government data.

Tesher was said to have supplied three confidential informants with the powerful pills at his Upper East Side office, off Central Park on E 68th Street.  

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