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Rush Limbaugh gets off on Viagra charges

By RealJock Staff

Popular conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh will not be charged for possession of a Viagra prescription without his name on it, Palm County prosecutors told the Associated Press.

On June 26, Limbaugh was detained at Palm Beach International Airport after returning to Florida from the Dominican Republic on his private plane. Authorities found a prescription bottle of Viagra with a third party's name on it in his luggage.

The name on the prescription bottle was Dr. Steve Strumwasser, Limbaugh's psychiatrist, who told authorities that he agreed to have his name on the bottle to avert potential embarrassment for his patient.

The medicine misstep could have cost Limbaugh the 18-month suspension of his "doctor shopping" charge, part of a plea agreement he struck after being charged with deceiving doctors in order to obtain painkiller prescriptions. Limbaugh, 55, admitted to addiction to painkillers and sought treatment as part of the deal with prosecutors.

He's not out of the woods yet. While it's not illegal to have a third party's name on your prescription bottle as long as all parties consent in Palm Beach County, it may be another story in Miami-Dade County, where the prescription was written. The case has been forwarded to Miami-Dade County prosecutors.