W. Pa. addiction doc charged in drugs-for-sex plan

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania doctor has surrendered on charges he overprescribed anti-addiction and anti-anxiety drugs and traded them for sex through offices that closed after he voluntarily surrendered his medical license when state agents began to investigate his practice last year.

Sixty-seven-year-old Dr. Thomas Radecki, of Clarion, couldn’t be reached for comment and his defense attorney was not immediately available.

The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine said last year that Radecki voluntarily surrendered his medical license because of unprofessional conduct linked to the investigation, which wasn’t fully revealed until the state attorney general’s office filed charges Tuesday.

Before surrendering his license, Radecki had offices in Clarion, Dubois, Kane and Seneca and opened a clinic in Dubois in March 2012 where he dispensed medicines meant to wean people off of heroin and similar drugs.

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