"Cover Story" piece on the prescription drug problem in Washington County. With
"Cover Story" piece on the prescription drug problem in Washington County. With just 3 percent of the state's population, Washington County residents account for 37 percent of the prescription drug arrests since 1997. Some say Dr. Donald Robertson, 72, of Machias, is at the root of the problem. He had a busy practice until the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) claimed he was too loose with prescriptions. On two occasions in 1997, DEA agents appeared at his office and inspected patients' medical records. A few months later, the DEA forced him to surrender his license to prescribe narcotics. The specifics never became public because Robertson claimed he could not afford to fight the charges and recently signed a consent agreement with the Board of Licensure in Medicine to never again apply for a narcotics license. With comments by both supporters and critics of Dr. Robertson.
Drug abuse, Physicians, Robertson, Donald
Burnett, Lee, ""Cover Story" piece on the prescription drug problem in Washington County. With" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5065.