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Poland psychiatrist sentenced after making plea deal

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A Poland psychiatrist who was indicted for allegedly lying to obtain prescriptions for a family member has been sentenced after pleading guilty to reduced charges.

Sixty-one-year-old Dr. Pradeep Mathur pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted deception to obtain and dangerous drug, attempted violation of drug database laws, and attempting the illegal processing of drug documents, which are all first degree misdemeanors reduced from felonies.

Mathur was placed on probation for six months and fined $3,000. 

According to the indictment, Dr. Mathur allegedly lied to obtain Amrodafinil, also known as Nuvigil, a Schedule IV controlled substance. 

Medicineplus.gov, an online database of medications, describes Amrodafinil as a stimulant commonly used to treat narcolepsy. 

The indictment alleges that the deception occurred from June 2015 through 2018. 

According to the charges, in at least one instance in 2018, Dr. Mathur accessed several OARRS accounts that were not his in order to obtain the drugs. 

State records indicate Dr. Mathur currently holds the license for Comprehensive Psychiatry Group in Boardman. 

Dr. Mathur was previously reprimanded by the Ohio State Medical Board on the same allegations. 

According to State Medical Board records, Dr. Mathur admitted that during 2016 and 2017 he supplemented the dosage of Amrodafinil that a family member was taking by using the names of other family members. 

Dr. Mathur allegedly told the Medical Board that he felt that the dosage was too low, based on his personal observations. 

In January, the Medical Board ordered Dr. Mathur to $18,000 in fines and take supplementary courses on prescribing practices. 
 

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