A Southern California pain doctor who was featured in a 2012 Times investigative report on patient overdose deaths was barred Monday from writing prescriptions for some narcotics and other widely abused drugs.
John Dimowo pleaded not guilty in a court hearing to eight counts of illegally prescribing Vicodin, Norco,
The Times reported last year that five of Dimowo's patients fatally overdosed on medications he prescribed between 2009 and 2010, coroner records show. They ranged in age from 26 to 59.
Authorities investigated the deaths but said they did not find sufficient evidence to hold him criminally liable for any of them.