Pain Doctor Gets 25 Years


Virginia pain doctor William Hurwitz, whose chief crime seems to have been trusting his patients too much, was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison today for drug trafficking. It's not the life sentence the prosecutors asked for, but since he's 59 and there's no parole in the federal system, it's pretty damned close. He has several grounds for appeal, which I may discuss tomorrow when I'm feeling less depressed.