Brigham City pill doc loses government support in the appeals process

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  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Feb. 10, 2012 6:56 p.m.

    The last few times I had been on pain medication I got the initial prescription and that was the end of it period. It was tough for a couple of days but I got over it. My last two operations I didn't even take any..

  • Trooper55 Williams, AZ
    Feb. 10, 2012 2:50 p.m.

    I believe that once you have been convicted of the charges against him and was given the 20 years sentence he needs to do his time. I have been in surgery several time and walk with a cane, and sometimes two. It has gotten harder for me to get any pain medication. I believe it's because of doctors like him and other who have gotten caught for over witing persciption for pain pills. You can have done alot of good but when you break the law.There it is taken in when they do their background check for sentencing guidgelines. I believe that in this case there is no difference between a major drug dealer and this doctor, they both broke the law and now they must do the time.

  • BH Tremonton, UT
    Feb. 10, 2012 12:49 p.m.

    This story breaks my heart every time I read about it.

    I know Dr. MacKay. He performed surgery on me many years ago. I know him as a very honorable man with a great amount of compassion for his patients. He was also a very kind neighbor, giving me his time and resources to help in major landscaping changes.

    It seems so unjust that a good, kind man, that is a positive part of the community, should go to jail when others, who contribute no good to a community, get off with a few months of parole. If part of the purpose of the justice system is to protect society, then it has failed here.

    My prayers will be with Dr. MacKay and his family.