A Montgomery County Doctor has been charged in connection with the death of an individual who received oxycodone pills from him without a legitimate medical purpose. Dr. Normal Werther of Horsham was first indicted in August, 2011, along with 52 others, in connection with an alleged multi-million dollar prescription drug ring. The superseding indictment charges Dr. Werther of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.
Charges against doctors for distribution of prescription drugs resulting in death are not unheard of, and appear to be a particular focus of federal prosecutors.–Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire