PSYCH DRUGS

Mani Pavuluri, Illinois Psychiatrist, “clinical trial on lithium had gone off track”; “put vulnerable children at risk”

The Chronicle of Higher Education U. of Illinois at Chicago Missed Warning Signs of Research Going Awry, Letters Show By Jodi S. Cohen March 20, 2019 For a year, the University of Illinois at Chicago has played down its shortcomings in overseeing the work of a prominent child psychiatrist who violated research protocols and put […]

Hei Young Oh, New York Psychiatrist – License Revoked – in one case prescribed 7,000 narcotic pills to pregnant patient

Newsday (New York) Doctors Slapped With Sanctions By Roni Rabin December 27, 1995 The state has revoked the medical license of a Huntington Station physician who liberally dispensed prescriptions for controlled substances such as Valium, Percocet and codeine, in one case prescribing 7,000 narcotic pills to a patient even though she was pregnant. In addition […]

Psychiatrist Gregory Villabona, Dover, Delaware – sexually abused two girls, kept unlicensed guns in his office, repeatedly prescribed in a careless manner

New York Post Perv psychiatrist finally loses license over sex with patients By Associated Press March 6, 2019 DOVER, Delaware — A Delaware psychiatrist has lost his medical license after being accused of having sex with his patients, keeping unlicensed guns in his office and repeatedly prescribing drugs in a careless manner in the years […]

O.C. psychiatrist Robert Perez, guilty in drug conspiracy case

Orange County Register O.C. psychiatrist pleads guilty in prescription drug diversion scheme By City News Service February 26, 2019 SANTA ANA — A Santa Ana-based psychiatrist pleaded guilty Monday to participating in a scheme to disseminate prescriptions for opioids and other drugs for non-medical reasons. Dr. Robert Tinoco Perez of Westminster, 56, signed a plea […]

David Houlihan, Wisconsin VA psychiatrist, reassigned, will not see patients nor prescribed medication during federal investigation

LaCrosse Tribune Medical center director: ‘We had already taken steps’ By Chris Hubbuch January 27, 2015 TOMAH, Wis. — As the VA launches an investigation into media reports of overmedication of patients at the Tomah VA, the director of the medical center says he wouldn’t have done anything differently. Director Mario DeSanctis said in an […]

Ginari Price, Fayetteville Psychiatrist, signed more than a thousand prescriptions – from her jail cell

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution DEA: Husband, nurses illegally sign 1K prescriptions while psychiatrist was jailed for DUI Updated Jan 28, 2019 By Zachary Hansen, Authorities said a psychiatrist signed more than a thousand prescriptions in Fayetteville — from her jail cell. Her husband and two of her nurse practitioners joined her in jail after allegedly writing […]

Ellis Schwied – Orange County Psychiatrist’s License Suspended – gross negligence – developed relationship with patient’s mother, diagnosed patient with social anxiety and general anxiety disorder without an “adequate basis”

Orange County Register Laguna Niguel psychiatrist disciplined for dispensing meds without prescription By Jenna Chandler September 29, 2014 Laguna Niguel-based psychiatrist Ellis Michael Schwied had his license suspended by the California Medical Board after he was accused of giving a patient samples of a depression medication without a prescription. According to the medical board, Schwied […]

Florida Psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, A national symbol of reckless overprescribing – Fined, Reprimanded, Must Be Evaluated for Mental Fitness

Health News Florida Board Fines ‘Flagrant Over-Prescriber’ By Carol Gentry October 4, 2013 Four years after becoming a national symbol of reckless overprescribing, a Miami psychiatrist received a reprimand and $15,000 fine from the Florida Board of Medicine on Friday. The board, meeting in Orlando, accepted the agreement between Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil and the Department […]

America’s Top Psych Prescriber under Investigation – Fernando Mendez-Villamil

Philadelphia Inquirer Medicare Drug Program Fails to Monitor Prescribers, Putting Seniors and Disabled at Risk By Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein and Jennifer LaFleu Sunday, May 12, 2013 This story was co-published with The Washington Post. Ten years ago, a sharply divided Congress decided to pour billions of dollars into subsidizing the purchase of drugs by […]

NY Psychiatrist AND Wife Arrested

Fox 23 Doctor and wife arrested for allegedly forging prescriptions July 10, 2013 COLONIE, N.Y. – The wife of a local psychiatrist has been arrested by the Colonie Police Department for allegedly forging prescriptions for controlled substances with her husband’s knowledge. The investigation started on June 26th when the pharmacist at the Shop Rite on […]

Charles Curran, Mass. Psychiatrist, Prolific Prescriber, Says Psych Drugs “Tickle the Brain”

ProPublica Fall River doctor among top tranquilizer prescribers in US By Charles Ornstein and Ryann Grochowski Jones June 10, 2015 Doctors around the nation wrote nearly 40 million prescriptions for tranquilizers such as Ativan and Xanax to Medicare patients in 2013, the first year its prescription drug program covered the medications, according to a review […]

Idaho Examines Top Prescribers

Idaho Statesman Idaho’s Medicaid payments for prescription drugs questioned But the state says Medicaid records don’t prove doctors are overprescribing November 11, 2012 By AUDREY DUTTON U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican who has assumed a role as a taxpayer watchdog, says some Idaho physicians have overprescribed antipsychotic drugs and addictive narcotics such as […]

Nasreen Kader – NY Drug Dealer Psychiatrist Charged with Drug Crimes

NewsDay Central Islip psychiatrist charged in prescription drug sting, state attorney general says By Candice Ruud September 23, 2014 A psychiatrist from Central Islip faces multiple counts of illegally prescribing Xanax, Klonopin and Ritalin to undercover agents posing as patients wanting the drugs for “illegitimate purposes,” the state attorney general’s office said Tuesday. The investigation […]

Robert Dragert, New Jersey Psychiatrist, suspended, fined $30K – “overprescribed opioid medications with reckless abandon”

The Trentonian Princeton doctor overprescribes opioids, must pay $30K fine and serve 2-year suspension By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman October 18, 2018 TRENTON — Dr. Robert J. Dragert had the hallmarks of a great career: Elite certifications, upward mobility and no shortage of patients. But the good doctor turned bad, overprescribing opioid medications with reckless abandon and […]

NY Psychiatrist Anthony Pietropinto ACCUSED OF RUNNING AN ILLEGAL PILL MILL CLAIMED HE WAS AN EXPERT ON MEN’S SEX LIVES

NBC New York psychiatrist busted for peddling opioids claimed to be expert of men’s sex lives Anthony Pietropinto’s book was dismissed as ‘tattle and platitude’ in a review. by Corky Siemaszko October 13, 2018 The New York City psychiatrist accused of running an illegal pill mill out of his rented Fifth Avenue office claimed he […]

Anthony Pietropinto, NY Psychiatrist, arrested, accusing of putting highly-addictive pills in the hands of drug addicts, for financial gain

pix11.com Doctors, pharmacist accused of selling millions of oxycodone pills: officials October 11, 2018 By Mary Murphy NEW YORK — Federal agents and the NYPD arrested five doctors and a pharmacist Wednesday, accusing them of putting millions of highly-addictive Oxycodone pills in the hands of opioid addicts, for financial gain. One of the physicians, 80-year-old […]

William W. Wood, Illinois psychiatrist, “immediate danger to the public”, sex with patient, his license was previously revoked in Wisconsin – sex with patient

ROCKFORD (WREX) Rockford psychiatrist suspended after allegations of sexual misconduct By Audrey Moon January 27, 2015 A Rockford psychiatrist is immediately suspended after he is accused of inappropriately prescribing medications and being involved in sexual misconduct with several female patients, according to a notice of temporary suspension from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional […]

Psychiatrist Edwin Hall, Albuquerque Psychiatrist, under investigation, government alleges that 36 patients died while in his “care”

Albuquerque Journal AG probing deaths of 36 patients in doctor’s care By Marie C. Baca September 10, 2018 A search warrant served by the New Mexico Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division alleges that 36 patients died while in the care of an Albuquerque psychiatrist over a six-year period. Edwin B. Hall ran a now-closed […]

Ben Sessa, UK Child Psychiatrist, former raver and a club DJ, experimenting on subjects with Ecstasy

abc.net.au The hidden world of underground psychedelic psychotherapy in Australia By Jenny Valentish August 30, 2018 John puts The Passion of the Christ soundtrack on the stereo and lies on the single bed in this Melbourne house. He’s a 37-year-old engineer working in the renewable energy sector, and not at all savvy about street deals, […]

Prashanth Puspanathan, Aussie Psychiatrist, “I don’t plan on being in conventional psychiatry for the rest of my life. The psychedelic sphere is where I see promise for the future.”

John puts The Passion of the Christ soundtrack on the stereo and lies on the single bed in this Melbourne house. He’s a 37-year-old engineer working in the renewable energy sector, and not at all savvy about street deals, so he bought his dose of cactus, which contains mescaline, on the dark web. He takes […]

Boca Raton Psychiatrist Arrested – illegally prescribed large amounts of drugs

News Channel 5 Dr. James Cocores: Boca Raton psychiatrist arrested, accused of trafficking prescription meds By WPTV Web Team February 22, 2013 A Boca Raton psychiatrist was arrested this week after investigators say he illegally prescribed large amounts of Oxycodone and other prescription medications at his practice. After a lengthy undercover investigation, agents with the […]

David Brizer, NYC Psychiatrist, Pleads Guilty to Drug Crimes – Admits To Selling Painkillers To Drug Dealers

CBSNewYork AG: New York Psychiatrist Admits To Selling Painkillers To Drug Dealers March 1, 2013 A psychiatrist with offices in Midtown Manhattan and Rockland County has admitted to illegally selling prescription painkillers to drug dealers. Dr. David Brizer, 60, pleaded guilty to felony drug sale, drug possession and conspiracy charges as well as tax fraud […]

Psych David W. Daley – Charged in Prescription Drug Ring

The Morning Call Former Lehigh County doctor charged in prescription drug ring David Daley, who practiced in Fogelsville, is charged in prescription drug ring. By Patrick Lester January 24, 2013 A former Fogelsville psychiatrist has been charged in connection with a prescription drug ring that involved several people who used fraudulent prescriptions in multiple Pennsylvania […]

Alen Salerian, Former High-Ranking FBI Psychiatrist, Going Out of Business

wusa9.com Dr. Alen Salerian Closing Clinic After Controversy Over Pain Killers Jan 30, 2013 WASHINGTON (WUSA) — An embattled pain clinic owner says he is closing his clinic next week. Dr. Alen Salerian is determined to close its doors although he awaits judgement from two city administrative bodies on his appeal of a city mandate […]

Cynthia Cleveland Hauri, Minnesota Psychiatrist, reprimanded for inappropriate prescribing

ABC 6 News Rochester Psychiatrist Reprimanded for Opioid Prescription Practices July 26, 2018 A Rochester psychiatrist has been reprimanded by the Minnesota board of medical practice. According to the order filed — Dr. Cynthia Cleveland Hauri is accused of medical practice misconduct including inappropriate prescribing of opioids for chronic pain. She is listed as self-employed […]

Peadar O’Grady, Irish Psychiatrist, severely criticized for diagnoses of ADHD cases – wants job back after being suspended for more than 3 years

The Irish Times Consultant psychiatrist suspended from job takes High Court proceedings By Aodhan O’Faolain July 23, 2018 A consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist suspended from his job for more than three years has brought High Court proceedings aimed at halting a “flawed” investigation and allowing him return to work. Dr Peadar O’Grady, the court […]

Adrian Morris, NY Psychiatrist, arrested – charged with exchanging prescription drugs for sex

Daily Gazette Feds: Clifton Park doctor exchanged drugs for sex Probe involved multiple agencies By Kassie Parisi July 19, 2018 A Clifton Park psychiatrist was arrested Thursday on charges that accuse him of exchanging prescription drugs for sex and distributing drugs to patients without valid prescriptions. Adrian Morris, 61, specializes in addiction recovery, according to […]

Aristide Esser, 82-year-old NY Psychiatrist Faces 20 Years in Prison – Illegally Distributed Drugs

Journal News New City psychiatrist, 82, seeks to avoid prison in drug case By Erik Shilling Nov 26, 2012 His lawyer is asking that an 82-year-old New City psychiatrist who admitted in June to illegally distributing prescription drugs be sentenced to a fine and community service rather than prison time. Aristide Esser faces up to […]

Maryann Weisman, Penn. Psychiatrist, Arrested – kept writing prescriptions after her license was suspended

Lehighvalleylive.com Doc wrote prescriptions after license was suspended, AG says By Sarah Cassi September 23, 2015 Two Lehigh County women were arrested a week ago for alleged prescription drug crimes, the state Attorney General’s office said. Dr. Maryann T. Weisman, 54, of Whitehall Township, and Stacey A. Zuniga, 46, of Allentown, were arrested Wednesday by […]

Barlow Smith, 85-year-old Texas Psychiatrist, Surrenders License – History of sexual relation with patient. Improperly prescribed drugs to 10 patients – One died of the toxic effects of multiple drugs. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration raided his office in 2013. Criminal case still pending.

Austin American Statesman Two Central Texas doctors lose licenses after felony convictions By Mary Ann Roser Sept. 20, 2015 — Begin Excerpt Barlow Smith, an 85-year-old Marble Falls psychiatrist, and Dennis Barson Jr. of Hutto, who turns 43 this month and practiced neurology in Austin, were among five Central Texas physicians the Texas Medical Board […]