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NU physician makes plea deal on drug theft charges

August 1, 2013

NEW ULM — Dr. David Christopher Miller, a New Ulm physician, has entered a plea deal in which he will admit guilt to stealing 56 Oxycontin pills from a vulnerable adult in February....

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Aug-02-13 10:19 AM

Sympathetic towards him and his affliction, yes. Tolerant - no. There's a huge difference, and you can be both sympathetic to getting him help but we don't have to be tolerant in allowing him to continue. Addiction is a problem, get help, but that doesn't mean there are no consequences for your addiction.

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Aug-02-13 5:18 AM

EaglesFan, New Ulm, Minnesota citizens DO NOT need to accept the fact that they have a Medical Doctor who steals and abuses perscription drugs for his own recreational use. Yes, some people probably are born to be gay. But let's not confuse sexual preference over illegal preferences.

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Aug-02-13 1:54 AM

He was probably born with a tendency for addiction, and we need to be sympathetic now in Minnesota to people who are born a certain way. As long as they are happy.

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Aug-01-13 10:15 PM

I have to agree with Smalltowngal. It is time for Dr. Miller to lose his privilege of being a doctor. He was given a second (or more)chance of redeeming himself, and he failed.

To steal from a vulnerable adult and replace the prescription pills with over-the-counter pills is about as low as one could get in his profession. He once, again, betrayed himself, his profession, and the people of his community.

Yes, he is fighting the addiction demon, and I hope he can beat it this time, but it can no longer be at the expense of those who put their trust in him as patients.

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Aug-01-13 7:23 PM

addiction is a horrible thing I do hope he doesn't get over looked this time and put in a position he may never be ready for. I do wish him and his family the best.I never liked him as a doctor but he is still a human being with a problem any of us could get. And I hope that patient never got the drugs, that he got them all, that is a nasty, nasty drug. He exactly did that patient a favor.They should be outlawed, but so many are hooked on them they never will be able to.

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Aug-01-13 10:47 AM

I can understand that people from different walks of life struggle with all kinds of "demons" within themselves. However, when a person who is licensed to write prescriptions for drugs is abusing the drugs and has been previously reprimanded, it might be time for his medical license to get revoked. I hope no person was harmed when he was "under the influence" of those he Doctored.

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