South Carolina pediatric dentist illegally prescribed opioids, lawsuit alleges


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A pediatric dentist in Greenville, S.C., has been accused of handing out opioids and other drugs without prescriptions, according to local NBC affiliate WYFF.

Glenn Head, DMD, of Eastside Pediatric Dentistry in Greenville, was arrested May 3 and charged with several counts of illegally distributing drugs.

Documents claim Dr. Head illegally prescribed opioids between May 2 and Dec. 4, 2018, to people who were never his patients. The arrest warrant says he illegally prescribed halcion, hydrocodone and diazepam on various occasions.

Dr. Head's attorney released the following statement on his behalf to WYFF:

"I apologize to the families of my patients as well as my friends, family and associates for mistakes I have made in my practice. The charges I face relate to prescriptions written for friends undergoing medical treatments. It was never my intent to do anything wrong or break the law. I have already taken steps to address shortcomings in my record keeping and practices identified by the [South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control."

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