It is no secret that prescription pills are the wave for many-a-drug-abuser in this day and age. These addicts are enabled largely by doctors who don’t give a fuck and falsely prescribe the dangerous pills to people who don’t need them for any medical ailment. Over the last year, we’ve seen quite a few doctors go down for using their credentials to run “pill mills.” The situation gets kicked up to another level when patients start overdosing and dying. Some doctors have gone down for murder, due to this. The most recent M.D. to be sunk is Hsiu Ying “Lisa” Tseng. Dubbed “Dr. Feel Good” by prosecutors, she has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for the overdose deaths of three male patients.
Tseng earned her license to practice in 1997. In 2005, she opened a storefront medical office in Rowland Heights, CA. According to the NY Daily News, she prescribed “crazy, outrageous amounts of medications,” such as Xanax and methadone, to patients that did not need them. In less than three years, Tseng made $5 million off 27,000 prescriptions she wrote. In that same time frame, nine of her patients died. One patient even OD’d in her office and had to be revived. According to the DEA, “Tseng sometimes kept no medical records of visits or patient prescriptions. In many instances, she faked medical records when authorities began investigating.” She was arrested after undercover agents posed as patients.
However, among other charges, she was convicted for the deaths of only three patients in October 2015. Patients Vu Nguyen, 28, of Lake Forest; Steven Ogle, 24, of Palm Desert; and Arizona State University student Joseph Rovero, 21, student from San Ramon all died between March and December of 2009. Tseng provided a “myriad of drugs” to them. In addition to the three counts of second degree murder, she was also found guilty on nine counts of unlawful controlled substance prescription, and one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.