A family doctor, who previously practiced medicine in Brookfield, is facing more than a dozen felony charges in St. Clair County. Dr. John Ure, 62, an osteopathic physician at the Lowry City Medical Clinic, is accused of writing prescriptions without having a valid state permit. Investigators said Ure allowed his Missouri Controlled Substances Registration to lapse in June 2010, but he continued to authorize prescriptions. In the two years that followed, authorities said Ure wrote more than 1,300 prescriptions to one drug store.
He was charged Monday with 16 felony counts of distributing a controlled substance without authorization following an investigation by the state’s Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Bond has been set at $10,000.
Ure previously worked as a family physician at Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield.