DRUG CASE: 95 Federal Charges Filed Against Doctor

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A Muscatine doctor has pleaded not guilty to 95 federal charges he faces for allegedly dispensing prescription drugs in exchange for sexual favors from female patients.

Dr. David Gierlus entered the not guilty pleas in federal court in Davenport Monday.

A federal grand jury indicted Gierlus earlier this month. The charges against him claim he distributed Oxycodone, Morphine, Hydrocodone, Adderall, Phentamine, and Alprazolam for non-medical purposes.

He was a family practice physician in Muscatine, though he lives in Illinois.

Dr. Gierlus is scheduled to go to trial April 16th.

He has agreed not to practice medicine until the Iowa Board of Medicine approves his return.