North Shore doctor pleads guilty to prescribing pain meds without examining patients

Nola - North Shore neurologist pleaded guilty Thursday (May 30) to his role in a scheme to dispense drugs, including oxycodone, without a legitimate purpose, federal authorities reported.

Anil Prasad, 62, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo to one count of conspiracy to unlawfully distribute and dispense controlled substances and one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Milazzo is scheduled to sentence Prasad on Sept. 4, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported in a news release.