A local pain management doctor pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to updated federal charges, including one alleging that six patients died as the result of his widespread distribution of illegal prescriptions for opioids.
A local physician, already charged for what federal prosecutors say was a widespread illegal distribution of painkiller prescriptions, faces additional charges. Federal authorities on Wednesday morning announced a 166-count superseding indictment against Dr. Eugene Gosy.
As the spotlight continues to reveal the size of the problem, opiate addiction is generating more conversation. The topic drew the community together at a forum Wednesday night at Kenmore West High School.
Dr. Eugene Gosy is free on $250,000 bail and will be allowed to continue his medical practice. He will not, though, be allowed to prescribe the controlled substances that federal prosecutors say he was issuing widespread and illegally.
WBFO's Michael Mroziak reports on Dr. Eugene Gosy's arraignment.