Denver-area psychiatrist indicted for allegedly overprescribing Adderall, opioids
By Elise Schmelzer
July 19, 2021
A long-practicing psychiatrist in the Denver area is facing federal charges for allegedly prescribing high doses of opioids and other controlled substances through his cash-based medical practice even after learning patients weren’t using the drugs as prescribed.
A federal grand jury indicted Dr. Howard Weiss, who has practiced in Greenwood Village since 2003, on 120 charges connected to his prescriptions and finances, according to the indictment that was unsealed last week.
The document alleges Weiss prescribed pills — including amphetamines like Adderall and benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium — to patients without trying lower doses or alternative solutions first, prosecutors alleged…
Weiss was granted a Colorado medical license in 2003 even though his Virginia medical license had been suspended in 1995 for a conviction on a federal mail fraud charge involving fraudulent billing, according to documents maintained by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies…