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The United Airlines passenger who went viral after being brutally removed from an overbooked flight, is a disgraced medical doctor who was charged with 98 felony drug counts for illegally prescribing and trafficking painkillers in 2005.
Dr. David Dao was accused of fraudulently filling prescriptions for hydrocodone, Oxycontin and Percocet. The good doctor even wrote prescriptions and checks to a patient in exchange for sex. He was eventually given 5 years probation.
In February, 2005, Dr. Dao surrendered his license to practice medicine in Kentucky. In 2015 the medical board lifted the suspension and allowed him to practice medicine with some restrictions. Last year, the medical board imposed even more restrictions — now he can only practice internal medicine in an outpatient facility one day a week. Interestingly, and relevant to the United incident, one doctor assessing Dao’s case said he had interpersonal problems, noting “… he would unilaterally choose to do his own thing.” h/t tmz
Folks on social media piled on United, calling for a boycott of the airline. United has reportedly lost a whopping 250M in value since the scandal made worldwide news.
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