By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian
Dr. Edita Milan, 73, pleaded not guilty in an arraignment at U.S. District Court in Clarksburg on Tuesday to conspiracy to distribute schedule II and III controlled substances.
The Bridgeport doctor, who resides in Fairmont, was accused of supplying large quantities of painkillers to her patients without a legitimate medical purpose.
She had been indicted by a federal grand jury in Martinsburg last week. The indictment charges that she conspired with others in wrongdoing from December 2011 to June 27 to distribute oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone and buprenorphine.
Milan, who resides at 417 Maryland Ave., Fairmont, was “overprescribing narcotics to several of her patients, that some of the people receiving narcotics from her were not being seen by Dr. Milan in the normal course of a legitimate medical practice and that some of her employees were diverting controlled substances through improper prescribing practices.”
She has also been linked to the death of a Fairmont man in June, allegedly a neighbor of hers.
On June 8, 2013, Fairmont police responded to a call at the residence of Milan’s for an unresponsive patient. According to police, Milan was there with the victim’s girlfriend. The officer said Milan was on the telephone with the Marion County medical examiner, whom she told she would sign the death certificate. She told the officer and ME her neighbor had died “of natural causes with the contributing cause to be ruled a heart attack.”