April 14, 2005
Releases Radio Actualities on Hurwitz
Sentencing in Eastern District
Administrator Karen P. Tandy recorded the following radio actualities
today for reporters wishing a sound illustration for stories on the
sentencing of Dr. William Elliot Hurwitz who was convicted of 50 counts
of drug conspiracy by a Virginia jury last December.
recorded comments regarding this agreement can be accessed by doing
Enter: 717, 718, 719 at prompt (note: You will need to dial separately for
used his position of trust and authority to treat people in pain.
He hid behind the white lab coat and medical degree, but, in the
end, he was a common drug dealer.
Let me make
DEA's policy on pain management crystal clear: The DEA targets
the diversion of legal drugs into the illegal market wherever it
occurs-on the Internet, through pharmacy robberies, or prescription
forgeries. Physicians are an extremely small part of the problem.
served today. A criminal drug dealer who violated the public trust
and his Hippocratic oath 'to do no harm' will no longer be in a
position to endanger our citizens.