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Wisconsin Rapids dentist sentenced for drug prescriptions

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MADISON (AP) -

A federal judge has sentenced a Wisconsin Rapids dentist to prison for improperly writing prescriptions to obtain oxycodone.

According to prosecutors, Edward McGrath wrote about 207 prescriptions from April 2009 through April 2010 to get the drug.

He wrote prescriptions for someone who would give him a portion of the pills or write prescriptions for patients who would give him the pills in exchange for free dental work.

Sometimes he wrote prescriptions for family members who didn't need oxycodone, picked up the pills on their behalf and use them himself.

Other times he wrote people prescriptions and paid them cash to fill them.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb sentenced McGrath to three years in prison on Thursday.

McGrath's attorney didn't immediately return a message.

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