A Cape Cod physician loses his license over OxyContin

“At yesterday’s hearing in Boston, officials said, the board investigator presented evidence that Brown was the single leading prescriber of OxyContin in the entire state, with his prescriptions accounting for 288,859 of the 922,985 OxyContin tablets sold through pharmacies in 2004. In an affidavit presented at the closed-door disciplinary hearing, the investigator said almost all of Brown’s prescriptions were 40-milligram tablets, which are known for having a higher value for illegal resale.”