Manhattan Doctor Jailed For 100's Of Illegal Prescriptions

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A northeast Kansas doctor will surrender his medical license and spend five years in federal prison for unlawfully prescribing prescription drugs from his Manhattan pain clinic.

Fifty-four year old Michael Schuster pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in January. In exchange, three other counts were dropped.

Schuster admitted to letting unlicensed employees write hundreds of prescriptions for painkillers and other controlled substances while he was traveling, using blank prescription forms he had signed.

More than 500 patients received prescriptions for controlled substances while Schuster was out of his office.

Schuster also agreed to pay restitution, will surrender his medical license and won't re-apply for a license in Kansas.