Former Indiana doctor sentenced for overprescribing pain pills

HAMMOND, Ind. (ADAMS) – A former northwestern Indiana doctor is heading to prison for a little over a year for prescribing thousands of pain pills to patients who didn’t need them.

A judge in Hammond yesterday sentenced Jay Joshi to three years in prison. Joshi used to be a doctor in Munster. Prosecutors say he signed six-thousand prescriptions for hydrocodone over an eight-month period in 2017.

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