PSYCH DRUGS

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 […]

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 […]

Louisville Psychiatrist Peter Steiner Charged with prescribing medically unnecessary drugs

Henderson Gleaner Several western Kentucky doctors indicted in federal fraud takedown By Beth Smith June 28, 2018 LOUISVILLE — Doctors and some individuals pretending to be physicians have been indicted in a federal investigation targeting healthcare fraud and the dispensing of medically unnecessary drugs in western Kentucky. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, six separate […]

William Braden, Rhode Island Psychiatrist, gets 3 years probation for improper drug prescribing

Providence Journal R.I. psychiatrist disciplined for improperly prescribing drugs By G. Wayne Miller May 29, 2018 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The state Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has placed Dr. William Braden, a psychiatrist who practiced at Butler Hospital, on three years’ probation for improperly prescribing medications. This is the second time in five years […]

Melborne Williams, Kentucky Psychiatrist, under investigation – 12 of his patients died of overdoses.

WKYT Doctor’s suspension launching review of overdose cases By Andy Cunningham July 1, 2012 The investigation into a Danville doctor whose medical license was suspended last week continues after authorities say 12 of his patients died of overdoses. This has promoted other law enforcement agencies to review their overdose cases, to figure out if they […]

Luis Byrne, Florida Psychiatrist, duped by addicts into giving them drugs – gets one year of probation, during which he may not prescribe any narcotic drugs and a $ 1,000 fine

St. Petersburg Times (Florida) April 4, 1987 Three doctors get reprimands from state By Carol Gentry +++ Excerpt The Tampa psychiatrists who received reprimands were Drs. Cesar L. Ruiz and Luis O. Byrne. Ruiz was accused of submitting bills to Medicaid for patient visits he didn’t make. After Medicaid caught the discrepancy, Ruiz was sent […]

Delaware Psych Gregory Villabona – prosecutors are seeking to revoke his license for prescribing drugs to an addict who later died by heroin overdose

The News Journal ‘Egregious misconduct’ could cost Dover psychiatrist Villabona his license Christina Jedra May 29, 2018 Delaware prosecutors are seeking to revoke the professional licenses of a Dover psychiatrist who they allege prescribed controlled substances to an addict who later died by heroin overdose, traded medical treatment for guns and is “unable to practice […]

David Drew Pinsky, CNN psychiatrist “Dr. Drew” got $275K From Drug Company

CNN Headline News host Dr. Drew Pinsky has come under fire for allegedly taking payments from pharmaceutical company Glaxo to talk up the pharmaceutical company’s anti-depressant drug, Wellbutrin, without revealing he was being paid by the company. Fox News Feds: Dr. Drew got $275K from pharmaceutical company to promote anti-depressant’s sex effects, report says By […]

Edward H. Williams, Alienist, One of the Founders of the AMA, convicted of drug charges (November 18, 1934)

Alienist* – former term for psychiatrist SALT LAKE TRIBUNE FAMED DOCTOR FACES PRISON Medical Society Founder, Alienist* Convicted in Drug Charge November 18, 1934 Los Angeles, (UPI) Dr. Edward H. Williams, noted psychiatrist and one of the founders of the American Medical association, today faced a maximum sentence of five years in a federal penitentiary […]

Walter Exon, Tulsa Wannabe Psychiatrist “I do everything a psychiatrist does” – license revoked – accused of over-prescribing drugs

newson6.com Tulsa Doctor’s Medical License Revoked May 15, 2018 By Lori Fullbright TULSA, Oklahoma – The state medical board has revoked the license of a Tulsa doctor. Doctor Walter Exon is accused of over-prescribing medicine and poor record keeping. Exon says the state board has left his 1,100 patients in a terrible bind. A note […]

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 […]