New York state is fining a suburban Syracuse doctor $20,000 after accusing him of injecting patients with an unapproved drug he told them was Botox, a popular anti-wrinkle treatment.
State regulators also put Dr. Douglas Halliday of East Syracuse on probation for three years and told him he can only practice medicine when monitored by another doctor who periodically reviews his records.
Halliday is an ear, nose and throat doctor. He was charged with 10 counts of professional misconduct including gross negligence and gross incompetence.
Halliday's attorney says the doctor signed a consent agreement, pleading no contest to two negligence allegations. The plea satisfied all the charges against him. Authorities say 12 patients were involved.