Archives for August 2012

Lead State Florida Announces Settlement with Psych Drug Manufacturer

Florida Attorney General Press Release Attorney General Pam Bondi Reaches Landmark $181 Million Multistate Settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. August 30, 2012 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Attorney General Pam Bondi announced today that she and 36 other attorneys general have reached a record settlement totaling more than $181 million with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. This settlement, which […]

Idaho Psychiatrist Richard J. Pines – Sexual Contact with Former Patients

The Associated Press August 27, 2012 Medical board files complaint against Boise doctor The Idaho State Board of Medicine has filed a complaint against a Boise child and adolescent psychiatrist alleging he had improper sexual contact with four former patients or foster children and had a three-year affair with an adult patient to whom he […]

Florida Psychiatrist Sent up the River

PsychSearch.net Florida Psychiatrist Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking August 17, 2012 By Joel Voss   Tampa, Florida – The Florida Department of Health revoked the license of psychiatrist Jose Carlos Menendez-Campos yesterday based on his conviction of drug trafficking. The DOH’s final order emphasized the fact that he used his medical license […]

Struck-off ‘predatory’ psychiatrist named

“Struck off” is a British term used regarding someone such as a doctor or lawyer who is no longer allowed to work in their profession. I think we should adopt it here in America. Struck off! ABC NEWS (Australia) Struck-off ‘predatory’ psychiatrist named By Gordon Taylor Aug 17, 2012 A Canberra psychiatrist struck off for […]

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD TERMINATES ALL FLORIDA PSYCHIATRISTS

PSYCHSEARCH.NET BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD TERMINATES ALL FLORIDA PSYCHIATRISTS – One Year Later By Ken Kramer August 15, 2012 Psychiatrists are among the lowest-paid of all physicians because, unlike other doctors, they do not bill by the procedure and are reimbursed by time, this according to Bill Gallagher, of Gainesville, Florida who promotes himself as […]

Update: Woman Requests Our Help in Fighting Abuse

My Fox Tampa Bay Fla. health officials investigate hospital Aug 23, 2012 By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) – An investigation of abuse allegations at a Florida hospital that treats brain injuries has revealed the hospital is treating residents without brain injuries. State health officials sent a letter Thursday to The Florida Institute […]

Fat Cat Miami Chief Psych
Feeds at Taxpayer Trough

Pharmalot NIH Insists Latest Nemeroff Grant Is Kosher By Ed Silverman August 13th, 2012 Three months ago, US Senator Chuck Grassley demanded that the National Institutes of Health justify a recent decision to award a multi-million-dollar research grant to Charles Nemeroff, the University of Miami medical school psychiatry chair, who has been at the center […]

Use state agencies to track prescribers and drug company connections

BusinessJournalism.org Use state agencies to track prescribers and drug company connections By Rosland Gammon Aug 08, 2012 Lisa Chedekel of the Connecticut Health I-Team, a non-profit health news site, used information collected by U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley as a starting point for her story on the “dual role of doctors as heavy prescribers and drug […]

UCLA Psych Sued for Killing Former Model with Psych Drugs – Bilking her Fortune

Associated Press When former model and philanthropist Phyllis Harvey died last year at the age of 59, little note was taken. Brief paid obituaries appeared in Los Angeles and her hometown paper in North Carolina. There was no mention of how she died. Nothing was said about her struggle with alcoholism and mental illness. And […]

Mass Murders – Expect More

PsychSearch.net By Louis Wynne August 2, 2012 So what? Mr. Holmes was already seeing a psychiatrist? The fundamental point is that being treated by a psychiatrist means little more than being medicated by him/her. Any verbal interchange between a psychiatrist and a patient these days involves only a brief talk about how the patient is […]