A Bozeman physician who admitted illegally allotting urge for food suppressants at a Billings clinic was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a $150,000 tremendous.
Dr. Ronald Buss, 71, was sentenced in U.S. District Court docket on Tuesday on two counts of illegal allotting and distribution of managed substances by a registrant. The crime is a misdemeanor.
The sentence was introduced in a press launch from the U.S. Legal professional for Montana’s workplace.
Beneath the sentence from U.S. Justice of the Peace Choose Timothy Cavan, Buss received’t be permitted to prescribe the three weight reduction medication concerned within the case throughout his three years of probation. These medication are Phendimetrazine, Benzphetamine and Phentermine.
Buss worked as the medical director for Go Figure, which has clinics in each Billings and Bozeman. He started the work in Bozeman in 2009, and took on the Billings work as nicely in 2010.
In July 2016, Buss started pre-signing prescriptions for the medication, which workers on the clinics would then full. An worker mentioned the pre-signed prescriptions have been used for brand new sufferers in addition to sufferers already being seen by Buss.