Archives for April 2012

Psychiatry’s bible, the DSM, is doing more harm than good

Washington Post By Paula J. Caplan April 27, 2012 About a year ago, a young mother called me, extremely distressed. She had become seriously sleep-deprived while working full-time and caring for her dying grandmother every night. When a crisis at her son’s day-care center forced her to scramble to find a new child-care arrangement, her […]

Tennessee’s Largest Newspaper Calls for Crackdown on Drug Crisis

The Tennessean Blocking three overprescribers is tiny drop in the drug abuse battle Apr. 24, 2012 Can’t Tennessee do more to stop prescription drug abuse? Shouldn’t it do more? It was reported last week that three of the top 10 prescribers of antipsychotic and pain medications to patients on TennCare have been blocked by that […]

TennCare blocks 3 top drug prescribers in fight against fraud, abuse

Tennessean TennCare blocks 3 top drug prescribers in fight against fraud, abuse Written by Duane W. Gang and Brian Haas Apr. 21, 2012 Three of TennCare’s top 10 prescribers of commonly abused mental health and pain drugs have been blocked from filling prescriptions through the state’s health-care program for the poor and uninsured. In a […]

South Carolina – Erroneous Billing by Psychiatrists

Post and Courier Four Charleston-area doctors overbilled S.C. Medicaid agency, repaid more than $344,000 By Renee Dudley April 11, 2012 Four local doctors were among 31 South Carolina health providers who erroneously billed the Medicaid agency nearly $2 million since 1999, according to state data released Tuesday. The providers, three from Charleston County and one […]

TOP PRESCRIBERS – 7 Arizona doctors lose Medicaid contracts

Arizona Republic 7 Arizona doctors lose Medicaid contracts AHCCCS dismissals come amid prescription probe by Ken Alltucker Apr. 10, 2012 06:37 PM The state’s Medicaid program said it has terminated the contracts of seven doctors who were top prescribers of powerful pain pills and mental-health prescription drugs. Their dismissals were made public as the result […]