February 2, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Orange County Doctor Pleads Guilty to Illegally Prescribing Drugs

LOS ANGELES—An Orange County physician pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to conspiring to illegally prescribe more than 120,000 opioid pills to nearly 20 people over a six-year span without a legitimate medical purpose in exchange for cash and insurance payments.
Dr. Dzung Anh Pham, 61, of Tustin, who owned Irvine Village Urgent Care, entered his plea to a federal charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, a crime that carries a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Sentencing was set for Jan. 6.
Pham and co-defendant Jennifer Nguyen, a pharmacist, conspired to distribute narcotics such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and amphetamine salts, according to papers filed in Los Angeles federal court….
Source: The Epoch Times