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Dr. Michael J. Grogan arraigned in U.S. District Court, after indictment for illegal distribution of Oxycodone


By Tom Latek
Kentucky Today

COVINGTON, Ky. (KT) – A Northern Kentucky physician was arraigned at U. S. District Court in Covington Monday, after being indicted by a federal grand jury on 257 counts of illegal distribution of controlled substances.

The indictment, which was returned last week, alleges Dr. Michael J. Grogan, 67, of Lakeside Park, between February 1, 2018, and February 13, 2019, was the owner and operator of Go Beyond Medicine, a medical clinic located in Crescent Springs.
 

Michael Grogan

He is accused of unlawfully distributing and dispensing Schedule II controlled substances, outside the scope of a professional medical practice and without a legitimate medical purpose.
 
According to the indictment, information from which was released by the U. S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Grogan wrote 257 unlawful prescriptions for Oxycodone.
 
During his arraignment, a trial date was scheduled for October 26.

If convicted, Grogan faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the Court, after its consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statutes governing the imposition of sentences.
 
Grogan permanently surrendered his license to practice medicine in Kentucky to the state Board of Medical Licensure shortly after the federal investigation into his activities began.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted jointly by the DEA, FBI, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force.


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2 Comments

  1. Victoria Brewster says:

    He was doing this long ago Also Michael Grogan took advantage of my mother and her sister long ago when. He was assigned to there Catholic church case back in 2005-2008 if any one would like to press or know about what he forced my mother and her sister to do in their weak minded state at the time. He would force them to fill all kinds of prescription written in his name and their names and have them out these multiply scripts in his car while he was seeing patient.. once I found out I put a stop to his taking advantage to 2 older women that were going through victim court for the Catholic Church sexy crimes

  2. Carol Wagner says:

    Dr. Grogan got my son addicted to Oxycontin in the early 2000’s. Our son died of an overdose in 2005. I filed a grievance with the Ky. Licensure board in 2009. He was slapped on the wrist! Each year, on the anniversary of his sentence (simple restrictions) I would send a letter to the licensure board, asking if they were doing their jobs, in policing his practice. Obviously not! I often wonder how many other lives could have been saved…

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