A doctor practicing in West Hollywood pleaded guilty Monday to a federal drug trafficking charge for unlawfully writing hundreds of prescriptions after authorities had revoked his physician’s registration and ability to prescribe drugs.
“On Dec. 14, 2011, a DEA administrative judge determined that Eisenberg acted as a ‘drug dealer’ and suspended his registration number. The DEA issued an order permanently revoking Eisenberg’s registration on July 24, 2012,” according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office.
But “Eisenberg continued to prescribe controlled substances,” according to the release.
And he prescribed them in large numbers. According to a database that tracks prescriptions, after Eisenberg’s suspension, “Patients filled more than 1,700 of his prescriptions for controlled substances, including more than 1,200 prescriptions for hydrocodone.”
Courtesy of Los Angeles Times