Physician from Pennsylvania admits to drug charge

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Dr. Parth Bharill, a Pittsburgh and Morgantown physician, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell of the Northern District of West Virginia, announced Sept. 3, 2019.

Bharill, age 61, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances Outside the Bounds of Professional Medical Practice.”

Bharill faces a maximum of 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $500,000.

According to the press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Bharill admitted to working with the Redirections Treatment Advocates, LLC, of Morgantown, West Virginia, to write illegitimate prescriptions for suboxone.

The events for which Bharill is going to be sentenced, occurred from November 2014 to January 2018 in Monongalia County, West Virginia, the press release said.

 

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