When the Medical Board of California (MBC) received complaints alleging Dr. David Juan of Sunnyvale was prescribing controlled substances without a medical purpose, MBC investigators went to work.
On December 3, 2013, the MBC's Prescription Drug Task Force, along with Santa Clara County, arrested Dr. Juan on three counts charging he prescribed controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose.
MBC received four separate complaints from people who claimed they became addicted to controlled substances prescribed, without a medical purpose, by Dr. Juan.
"No one wants a physician prescribing addictive, controlled substances, when there is no medical condition to warrant it," said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) which represents MBC investigators. "This contributes to the serious drug addiction problem in our communities which ultimately leads to crimes that impact our everyday lives. I thank the investigators for their commitment and service to the citizens of California."
In addition to the arrest, MBC investigators obtained a search warrant for Juan's home. According to the MBC, Juan has closed his practice. His bail was set at $45,000.