DEA warrants show Chargers’ doctor wrote multiple prescriptions for himself

A San Diego Chargers team doctor allegedly wrote 108 drug prescriptions for himself since June 2008, violating controlled substance regulations and setting off a daylong series of raids on other Chargers and Padres team doctors’ offices, according to recently unsealed search warrant affidavits.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents began looking at Chargers’ doctor David Chao after the May arrest of former safety Kevin Ellison, who allegedly had 100 Vicodin painkillers on him when he was pulled over for speeding in Redondo Beach. The Chargers, who later dropped Ellison, have said the Vicodin was not provided by the team or its doctors. Chao is a La Jolla resident.

Speaking about Chao’s personal prescriptions, DEA spokeswoman Amy Roderick said that “based on what we have reviewed, we have no reason to believe that he was using the medications himself,” The San Diego Union- Tribune reported.

Other alleged irregularities include Padres doctor Gaston Molina writing six prescriptions for fellow Padres doctor Robert Kakehashi and Padres doctor Harry Albers writing six prescriptions to himself. The DEA did not disclose the type of drugs that were prescribed.

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