New York City doctor accused of selling opioid prescriptions

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Friday, November 3, 2017

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A local doctor is accused of selling prescriptions for highly-addictive and potentially deadly opioids.

Dr. Ernesto Lopez has offices in Manhattan, Jackson Heights, and Nassau County.

Prosecutors say he made an estimated $2 million by charging for prescriptions for oxycodone pills and fentanyl patches.

Lopez, as well as an employee of his and a pediatric nurse practitioner are charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.