Christian Hageseth extradited to California
Colo. doctor extradited to Calif. over illegal Web prescription
The Associated Press
11/30/2007 12:39:19 AM PST
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—A Colorado doctor accused of illegally prescribing Prozac for a Stanford student who later committed suicide has been extradited to San Mateo County to faces charges.
Dr. Christian Hageseth III was extradited from Nebraska, where he was recently arrested during a traffic stop. He was scheduled to enter a plea Friday to one count of practicing medicine without a license, but the matter was delayed until Dec 4.
Authorities say Hageseth prescribed Prozac for John McKay through the online pharmacy USAnewRX.com. At the time, Hageseth’s restricted medical license did not allow him to give prescriptions.
Two months later, McKay killed himself and was found with alcohol and the drug in his system.
McKay’s parents, David and Sheila, also sued the doctor and pharmacy, alleging negligence and wrongful death, but the lawsuit was dismissed.
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