Florida doctor accused of selling prescriptions to informant

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MIAMI – A doctor in South Florida is accused of selling prescriptions for Xanax, Viagra and hydrocodone to an undercover informant, authorities have said.

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Mark Alan Zager, 72, of South Miami, was arrested Thursday on five counts, including possession with intent to sell controlled substances, fraudulent prescribing of a controlled substance and possession of a drug without a prescription , according to Miami-Dade online court records.

He was released on Friday after posting $ 35,500 bail, according to online records.

Zager was arrested after a secret investigation by police in Miami and Coral Gables, the Miami Herald reported. According to an arrest report, Zager, who has been a doctor since 1975, sold a prescription for 90 pills of Xanax for $ 200 in October, the newspaper reported.

On Thursday, the informant bought a prescription for 30 Viagra pills and 20 hydrocodone pills for $ 600, according to the Herald.

The police report said the informant told Zager that he “did not have a medical need for the prescriptions but rather wanted to obtain them for recreational purposes.” WTVJ reported.

Zager had told the informant to come to his home, rather than his office, to finalize the sale, the TV station reported.

“The three orders were issued in bad faith and not in the context of professional practice,” said the police report.

According to his online Biography, Zager is described as a family physician specializing in comprehensive health care. It focuses on “preventive care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle”.

Zager is board certified in family medicine, according to the Biography. He is due in court on December 17, according to court records online.

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