Archives for February 2011

Concern over high medication rate among foster kids Review of kids’ psych drugs urged

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution By April Hunt Giovan Bazan was 6 when a doctor first gave him medicine to treat his diagnosis of hyperactivity. Bazan admits he was unruly at the time. Perhaps it was because the only parent he had ever known, his foster mother since he was an infant, had just died. No one […]

Feds make Medicare fraud sweeps in Miami, nationwide

The Miami Herald Feds make Medicare fraud sweeps in Miami, nationwide By JAY WEAVER February 18, 2011 Miami lived up to its billing as the nation’s Medicare fraud capital on Thursday when authorities announced they charged more than 100 doctors, nurses and executives nationwide with conspiring to loot $225 million from the federal health insurance […]

Complaint filed against New Mexico Psychiatrist for “injudicious prescribing”

Albuquerque Journal Psychiatrist in Hot Water Over Drug Prescriptions By Colleen Heild February 08, 2011 A longtime Albuquerque psychiatrist faces disciplinary action for allegedly prescribing excessively high doses of drugs for his patients and writing prescriptions for drugs that were potentially toxic if taken together. Those are among the allegations against Dr. Kenneth Bull in […]