Criminal Defense Attorney Analysis of Internet Pharmacy, Prescription, and Drug Law

Hageseth Sentenced to Nine Months in Internet Pharmacy Case

Colorado doctor Christian Hageseth was sentenced to nine months in prison by a California judge following his plea of no contest to practicing medicine without a license in California.  Hageseth was prosecuted as a result of allegedly prescribing Prozac via an Internet pharmacy to Stanford University student John McKay who later committed suicide.  As a reminder, this case presented some very interesting jurisdictional issues.  Had this case gone to trial, I would have been very interested to see whether a jury would agree with prosecutors that Hageseth was practicing medicine in California while writing prescriptions from Colorado.

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