A doctor facing criminal charges of peddling painkiller prescriptions to addicts and drug dealers has had his medical license suspended in New York.
The state Board for Professional Medical Conduct says in documents dated Monday and obtained by The Associated Press that Dr. Stan Li overlooked such warning signs as early refill requests and state reports that patients were doctor-shopping for multiple prescriptions.
Li is barred from practicing in New York at least until a board committee hearing next month. His lawyer hasn't responded to phone and email messages left Tuesday.
Li pleaded not guilty in November to criminal charges of reckless endangerment and selling prescriptions. A defense lawyer said then Li denied the allegations, had acted responsibly and would fight the charges.