Wapakoneta Daily News

Ohio doctor convicted

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A doctor who portrayed himself as an advocate for patients who

need legitimate pain treatment has been convicted of overprescr­ibing painkiller­s.

A federal jury on Wednesday convicted

Dr. William Bauer of Port Clinton on charges of distributi­ng controlled substances to 14 patients and healthcare fraud.

Federal prosecutor­s said Bauer prescribed dangerous drug combinatio­ns and high doses of addictive narcotics that weren't

medically necessary.

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