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* Dr. Jasna Mrdjen Arrested for Allegedly Operating Pill Mill in Los Gatos

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A Los Gatos doctor was arraigned Monday for allegedly operating a “pill mill” at her clinic, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.  Prosecutors allege that Dr. Jasna Mrdjen, 69, of Mountain View sold powerful prescription drugs to undercover officers without an examination or a review of their medical records.

Mrdjen also knowingly prescribed drugs to addicts, according to the district attorney’s office. During the investigation, some of Mrdjen’s patients were arrested for reselling prescription drugs they obtained through Mrdjen, prosecutors said.

“Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States,” supervising prosecutor James Sibley said in a statement. “Overdoses have more than tripled since 2009 and now, with more than 40 people dying every day, outrank deaths due to traffic accidents,” Sibley said. The Santa Clara County Special Enforcement Team, a multi-jurisdictional task force that targets narcotics dealers, manufacturers and traffickers, served a search warrant Friday at the Pain Management Clinic, which Mrdjen operated in Los Gatos, according to the district attorney’s office.

Mrdjen was arrested on a $1 million warrant and was arraigned this afternoon in Santa Clara County Superior Court. She is facing 12 felony counts for conspiring to sell controlled substances by excessively prescribing narcotics to patients for resale, district attorney officials said. She is also facing two felony counts for prescribing controlled substances to an addict and nine felony counts for issuing prescriptions outside the usual course of professional treatment, prosecutors said.

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  • This Is All a Bunch of Lies,I have known this lady for over 23 years and she never has done anything like this. Whoever the snitch is, all i can say make me sick and whoever has died of an overdose on drugs, Good !! it is your fault for getting into drugs, but DON’T YOU DARE BLAME THE DOCTOR,it is all You, The Doctor’s try to get you off them, not abouse them, you all are a sick bunch of druggies and deserve what you get when you overdose, and you Narc’s Shame on You! I hope you sleep well at night for all the lies you tell, it will bite you one day.I hate what you have done to a innocent Doctor..AND YOU HAVE NO PROOF!!!

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