From Staff Reports
Sameer Andoni Fino, 37 of Murphy, submitted a plea of guilty before United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love last Wednesday for dispensing controlled substances outside the usual course of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose.
According to information presented in court, Fino, the owner of Fino Pain Clinic, provided pain management services to patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area and East Texas.
In September 2014 Fino evaluated an undercover law enforcement agent who was posing as a new patient at his clinic in Longview.
During that visit, Fino did not perform any physical examination of the agent. After meeting with the agent for approximately six minutes, Fino wrote the undercover agent a prescription for 60 units of Norco ® 10 mg, which is an opioid pain medication containing hydrocodone.
He knowingly and intentionally dispensed this controlled substance outside the usual course of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose.
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