PSYCH DRUGS

University of Illinois at Chicago ordered to repay $3.1 million by National Institute of Mental Health over psychiatrist Mani Pavuluri’s misconduct in drugging kids with lithium

Propublica The $3 Million Research Breakdown How a star psychiatrist at the University of Illinois at Chicago violated protocols and put children at risk. by Jodi S. Cohen April 26. 2018 For nearly two decades, the University of Illinois at Chicago has touted child psychiatrist Mani Pavuluri as one of its stars: She founded a […]

Phillip Bird, Aussie Psychiatrist, accused of wrongly drugging patients who suffered catastrophic consquences

Sunshine Coast Daily ‘Drugs turned patients to monsters’: Doctor faces misconduct by JESSICA GREWAL January 21, 2017 A RESPECTED psychiatrist with an exclusive private practice in the heart of the Sunshine Coast stands accused of wrongly diagnosing and drugging patients who suffered catastrophic consequences. Amid allegations he was prescribing potentially toxic doses of the speed-like […]

Christopher Rowland, Massachusetts Psychiatrist – sentenced to home confinement – prescribed drugs to addicts – one died of an overdose

The Boston Globe Psychiatrist gets 1-year sentence By Judy Rakowsky November 22, 1996 A Jamaica Plain psychiatrist was sentenced to a year’s home confinement yesterday after admitting he prescribed addictive medication to drug-dependent patients, one of whom died of an overdose of heroin and tranquilizers within days of filling his last prescription. Christopher V. Rowland, […]

UK psychiatrist Wendy Burn catches hell for “dangerous claim” of “withdrawal symptoms disappearing within two weeks of stopping antidepressants”

The Herald (Glasgow) Anger over ‘dangerous claims’ by psychiatrists By Helen McArdle March 12, 2018 MENTAL health experts have accused leading psychiatrists of making a “potentially dangerous” claim that most patients’ withdrawal symptoms have disappeared within two weeks of stopping antidepressants. A letter signed by dozens of psychiatrists, academics and patients, including in Scotland, has […]

UK PSYCHIATRIST DAVID BALDWIN CATCHES HELL FOR “DANGEROUS CLAIM” OF “WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARING WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF STOPPING ANTIDEPRESSANTS”

The Herald (Glasgow) Anger over ‘dangerous claims’ by psychiatrists By Helen McArdle March 12, 2018 MENTAL health experts have accused leading psychiatrists of making a “potentially dangerous” claim that most patients’ withdrawal symptoms have disappeared within two weeks of stopping antidepressants. A letter signed by dozens of psychiatrists, academics and patients, including in Scotland, has […]

Psychiatry’s War

PsychSearch.net Psychiatry’s War Against the United States Military By Colin Taufer March 2018 Today tens of thousands of American soldiers are stationed in the Middle East, taking the fight to our enemies so our enemies don’t bring terror to the United States. These brave fighting men and women have put themselves in harm’s way at […]

Siew Hin Chin, Singapore Psychiatrist, Suspended – failed to properly evaluate patient’s condition before giving him drugs

Straits Times Psychiatrist suspended, fined for irresponsible drug prescription By Linette Lai February 21, 2018 SINGAPORE – A 63-year-old psychiatrist has been suspended for six months and fined $15,000 for prescribing medication to a patient, despite knowing that he was at risk of abusing it. Dr Siew Hin Chin also failed to carry out a […]

Jason Evans, South Texas psychiatrist – license suspended – thousands of opioid prescriptions – “presents a continuing threat to the public”

Caller Times Questionable opioid prescriptions cost South Texas doctor his license By Eleanor Dearman February 1, 2018 A South Texas psychiatrist has temporarily lost his license after an investigation found he issued thousands of opioid prescriptions over a year, according to Texas Medical Board records. The Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended the license of Jason […]

Clifford Jacobson, NY Psychiatrist, Loses license – sold drugs for “recreational use”

Democrat & Chronicle Brighton doctor avoids prison for selling prescriptions Associated Press February 10, 2018 A Brighton psychiatrist will avoid prison but lose his medical license for selling prescriptions. Dr. Clifford Jacobson was sentenced Friday to one year of probation that will include four months of home confinement. He also must surrender his license to […]

Joseph Zito, NY Psychiatrist, Arrested for selling drugs out of his apartment with no medical examination

Daily News (New York) SHRINK CHARGED IN ILLEGAL DRUG SALES By CORKY SIEMASZKO March 06, 1998 A West Side psychiatrist was arrested yesterday for allegedly peddling prescriptions for tranquilizers out of his Central Park West apartment. Joseph Zito’s arrest capped a five-month undercover state investigation during which he allegedly wrote and sold prescriptions for Xanax […]

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 […]

Joel Dreyer, California psychiatrist, taken into custody by FBI agents, federal drug charges

City News Service By Paul Young March 12, 2008 A Murrieta psychiatrist accused of violating federal drug laws for allegedly prescribing pain medications without performing the required medical exams is scheduled to be arraigned today in U.S. District Court in Riverside. Joel Stanley Dreyer faces federal narcotics distribution charges for allegedly making prescription opiates like […]

Italian psychiatrist Marco Bonetti accused of sexual violence against six women (5 of them patients)

Google machine translation: HuffPost € 50 for certificates and sexual violence to patients: arrested the aostan psychiatrist Marco Bonetti January 11, 2018 Week of illness thanks to fake medical certificates obtained by paying the Aostan psychiatrist Marco Bonetti 50 euros: for this accusation the court of Aosta sentenced to two years and 10 months of […]

Stanley Giudici, NY psychiatrist – license revoked – “gross negligence”

Times Herald-Record State revokes Town of Wallkill psychiatrist’s license By Daniel Axelrod September 29, 2017 TOWN OF WALLKILL — Patients of a psychiatrist who abruptly closed his office after his medical license was revoked are so desperate for records, prescriptions and help finding a replacement, they’re knocking on the doors of neighboring practices. “I have […]

Rand Ritchie, Pismo Beach, California, psychiatrist – disciplined twice for alcohol abuse and multiple convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol

Propublica EXAMINING MEDICARE Some Doctors Still Billing Medicare for the Most Complicated, Expensive Office Visits By Charles Ornstein and Ryann Grochowski Jones December 27, 2017 — Excerpt Also on the list is Dr. Rand Ritchie, a Pismo Beach, California, psychiatrist. He billed 1,475 visits at the highest level, or 97 percent of his Medicare office […]