Doctor Loses License to Prescribe, Retains License to Practice

Last modified: July 24, 2013 01:08:05 AM

How much pain is too much pain? When is it illegal for a physician to give patients prescription to pain relieving medication with high potential for abuse and addiction? These questions were raised in the wake of the raid on a Los Angeles physician’s clinics.

The outcome?

Dr. Andrew Sun may have lost his license to prescribe controlled substances, but no legal charges can be filed against him. The Drug Enforcement Administration released this information in a statement after it raided the office of the Los Angeles County doctor.

Doctor, Doctor, I Am Sick

Dr. Sun, 76, of La Mirada surrendered his license after a search of his clinics in East Los Angeles and home in San Gabriel. The search is a joint effort of the DEA, the California Medical Board, the state’s Department of Healthcare Services, and the Internal Revenue Service. Continue Reading