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Chris Benoit’s doctor indicted on 175 Federal Counts

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Dr. Phil Astin III, the doctor who allegedly prescribed steroids and other drugs to Chris Benoit, was indicted today on 175 federal counts of illegal prescription abuse. He was previously indicted in July 2007 on seven federal counts of overprescribing to two other patients.

Today’s indictment includes the charges from the first indictment and adds 150 counts relating to 17 additional patients.

According to, the patients allegedly received illegal prescriptions for Percocet, Oxycontin, Demerol, Lorcet, Ritalin, Vicodin, Xanax, Adderall and Soma. The indictment also alleges the drugs Astin dispensed resulted in the death of a patient.