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Norman doctor allegedly wrote 4,000 illegal prescriptions

ZIVA BRANSTETTER - Tulsa World Modified: July 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm •  Published: July 21, 2012

A Norman doctor whose prescription registration expired two years ago allegedly wrote more than 4,000 prescriptions since then for pain pills and other controlled substances after meeting patients in a Starbucks coffee shop and a Tulsa nutrition store, records show.

Dr. Howard Hagglund's authority to prescribe controlled dangerous substances had been suspended in December 2010 when he failed to renew it, according to a notice filed by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. However Hagglund continued to prescribe hydrocodone, Xanax, testosterone and other drugs until May, the notice states.

The Tulsa World sent messages to Hagglund via Facebook and his website, but he could not be reached for comment.

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