Florida doctor accused of selling prescriptions to informant

MIAMI — A South Florida doctor is accused of selling prescriptions for Xanax, Viagra and hydrocodone to an undercover informant, authorities said.

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Mark Alan Zager, 72, of South Miami, was arrested Thursday on five felony charges including possession with intent to sell controlled substances, fraudulently prescribing a controlled substance and possession of a drug without a prescription, according to Miami-Dade online court records.

He was released Friday after posting $35,500 bail, online records show.

Zager was arrested after an undercover probe by police in Miami and Coral Gables, the Miami Herald reported. According to an arrest report, Zager, who has been a doctor since 1975, sold a prescription for 90 pills of Xanax for $200 in October, the newspaper reported.

On Thursday, the informant bought a prescription for 30 Viagra pills and 20 hydrocodone pills for $600, according to the Herald.

The police report stated that the informant told Zager he “did not have a medical necessity for the prescriptions but rather wanted to obtain them for recreational use,” WTVJ reported.

Zager had told the informant to come to his home, rather than to his office, to complete the sale, the television station reported.

“All three prescriptions were issued in bad faith and not in the course of professional practice,” the police report stated.

According to his online biography, Zager is described as a family practitioner who specializes in comprehensive health care. His focus is on “preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

Zager is board-certified in family medicine, according to the biography. He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 17, according to online court records.