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Judge sentences Virginia doctor 10 years for illegal drug scheme [Video]

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Former Virginia doctor, Kirsten Van Steenberg Ball, will serve 10 years in prison for illegally prescribing and distributing over one million oxycodone pills.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former Virginia doctor will serve 10 years in prison for illegally prescribing and distributing over one million oxycodone pills. According to court documents, Kirsten Van Steenberg Ball was a primary care physician who operated a medical practice from her home in Arlington, Virginia. 

Ball’s office manager, Candie Marie Calix, conspired with her to operate and conceal the drug business. Calix’s role was to recruit individuals, which included her own family members. These individuals would then become pain patients of Dr. Ball, allowing her to prescribe them large quantities of oxycodone.  

Calix was a patient of Dr. Ball herself. Ball prescribed Calix approximately 50,000 oxycodone pills over 10 years. Other patients under Ball’s care would receive as many as 360 oxycodone 30-mg pills per month. …

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