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Reckless prescribing of narcotics endangers patients, eludes regulators
Los Angeles Times

Dr. Carlos Estiandan was up to no good, and the Medical Board of California was on to him.

He prescribed powerful painkillers to addicts who had no medical need for them, conducted sham examinations and appeared to be a key supplier for drug dealers, according to court records.

He wrote more prescriptions than the entire staffs of some hospitals and took in more than $1 million a year.