Doctor gave ‘unnecessary’ opioids to patients who had sex with him, Ohio officials say


A doctor in Ohio pleaded guilty to multiple counts of illegally prescribing opioids and other controlled substances to patients for whom the drugs were “medically unnecessary,” according to prosecutors.

Jeffrey Sutton, 65, was a doctor working in Niles, about 60 miles southwest of Cleveland, from 2015 until 2022, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio said in a Tuesday, Jan. 31, news release. During this time, officials said he prescribed “medically unnecessary” opioids and controlled substances to several patients for “extended periods” of time.