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4-year prison term ordered for 'drug-dealing doctor'

Apr 15, 2010 12:28:00 AM - latimes.com
Judge cites Dr. Daniel Healy's record in delivering a sentence far below the federal guideline of 17 to 22 years. The Duarte physician pleaded guilty to giving painkillers to bogus patients.

A Duarte physician who prosecutors said was "nothing more than a drug dealer in a lab coat" was sentenced to four years in federal prison Wednesday for prescribing powerful and highly addictive pain killers to people who had no medical need for the drugs.

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