PSYCH DRUGS

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 […]