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Plea deal offered in psychiatrist’s prescription drug case

A former psychiatrist at the Canton-Potsdam hospital was offered a plea deal to settle the claims against him, according to the St. Lawrence County District Attorney. The doctor has been charged with over-prescribing medications including clonazepam and Ativan, as well as falsifying patient records from January 1, 2008 to November 2009.

The doctor has pleaded not-guilty of the charges and although he resigned his post in Canton, is still working in New York City and has his medical license. Attorneys for the defendant say that they are happy that the prosecutors took another look at the case, but they are not yet ready to agree to the charges issued in the plea deal.

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