Sunday, December 26, 2004

Federal Government Puts Virginia Pain Doctor Away For Life 

When I first read this story by Jerry Markon in the Washington Post I thought something strange was going on. Here was William Hurvitz, a well respected physician practicing in McLean, Virginia who was once profiled on the television program "60 Minutes", convicted on charges related to prescribing pain medication to drug addicts and traffickers. Well it turns out my intuition was correct.

How ironic that this case comes on the heals of the CATO policy forum, featuring Judge Napolitano, on how our government prosecutes innocent people.

For analysis from the libertarian perspective as to what really happened and the impact Dr. Hurvitz's sentence will have on patients seeking relief from chronic unbearable pain click here and here.

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