Indian-American doctor arrested for writing illegal prescriptions

Dr Gurpreet Singh Bajwa, 48 of Oakton who has an office in Fairfax County has been charged with illegal distribution of Adderall drug.

According to, Bajwa prescribed the drug 15,000 times between January 2017 and September 2018 — over 700 times a month, citing the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Adderall is a prescription medication that contains two drugs: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. It belongs to a class of medications called stimulants. It is most commonly used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s also used to treat narcolepsy.

Bajwa was arrested after he prescribed Adderall to federal agents, including one who “needed it to help her get back in shape as a paid fitness model, which is outside Aderall’s intended use”.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), another agent bought a 30-day supply of Adderall four times in a span of less than two months.

Bajwa would write monthly supplies of Adderall to patients more than once a month.

He lost his medical license in 2012 for two months from Virginia’s Department of Health Professions for wrong prescription habits.

In an affidavit filed in federal court, the FBI said at the time there were four different law enforcement agencies in the region that were investigating Bajwa regarding prescriptions connected to local drug trafficking networks and patient overdoses, said the report.

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