PSYCH DRUGS

Waldo Ellison, Virginia Beach Psychiatrist, settles $2 million lawsuit by parents of man who committed suicide after being prescribed escalating doses of Adderall. Ellison retired November 1, the day his license was suspended by the Virginia Board of Medicine

Waldo Ellison

Virginian Pilot Lawsuit against former Va. Beach psychiatrist resolved out of court By Elizabeth Simpson The Virginian-Pilot July 6, 2015 A lawsuit against a former Virginia Beach psychiatrist that was set to begin next week has been resolved out of court, according to a lawyer who represents the parents of Richard Fee, a Virginia Beach […]

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

Charles Curran

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 […]

Muhammad Choudhry, psychiatrist, routinely billed for 20 hours per day, Ohio permanently revoked his license. Now Illinois is investigating him for providing group therapy sessions to more than 100 Medicaid patients every other day in 2010 and 2011

Muhammad Choudhry

Reuters Banned from Medicare, still billing Medicaid By M.B. Pell and Kristina Cooke April 29, 2015 NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO – A doctor who took kickbacks from a Pennsylvania hospice involved in a multimillion-dollar fraud. An Ohio psychiatrist who billed for treating no-show patients. A Georgia optometrist who claimed he conducted 177 eye exams in one […]

Lisa Perdue, Texas psychiatrist resigns from Terrell State Psych Hospital, after confronted with disciplinary action for taking $615,525 from drug company – Forbidden by state health code

LIsa Perdue

Texas Tribune Terrell State Psychiatrists Resign After Accusations by Ryan McCrimmon April 17, 2015 Two psychiatrists at Terrell State Hospital resigned this week after being told they would face disciplinary action for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a pharmaceutical company to promote the drug Seroquel, according to the Texas Department of State Health […]

Avijit Mitra, psychiatrist at Connecticut Valley Psych Hospital, improperly prescribed drugs to himself, his wife and others

Avijit Mitra

New Haven Register Hamden psychiatrist must hire monitor; Stamford psychiatrist fined By Kate Farrish May 19, 2015 The state Medical Examining Board placed the medical license of a Hamden psychiatrist on probation for a year Tuesday and ordered him to hire a psychiatrist to supervise his practice. The psychiatrist, Dr. Avijit Mitra, who has an […]

Stephen Olson, Minnesota psychiatrist, Violated Patient Safety Procedures during drug trials

Stephen Olson

Minnesota Public Radio News Review finds U of M psychiatry researcher violated patient safety procedures By Alex Friedrich May 15, 2015 An outside review commissioned by the University of Minnesota has found a university psychiatry researcher made three safety procedure violations during a 2007 study — two of them serious. The report by FTI Consulting, […]

Anthony Claxton, Texas Psychiatrist, Scheduled to retire in 76 days, But Resigns instead to avoid facing Disciplinary Charges for accepting $231,000 from Drug Company

Psychiatrist Anthony Claxton

Texas Tribune Terrell State Psychiatrists Resign After Accusations by Ryan McCrimmon April 17, 2015 Two psychiatrists at Terrell State Hospital resigned this week after being told they would face disciplinary action for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a pharmaceutical company to promote the drug Seroquel, according to the Texas Department of State Health […]

Stanley Russell, psychiatrist, no longer can prescribe addictive drugs

The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi) Physician’s penalty not adequate, critics say By Jimmie E. Gates April 20, 2008 Psychiatrist no longer can prescribe addictive drugs, must submit to review A Brandon psychiatrist who has been scrutinized over three decades for allegedly prescribing large quantities of addictive narcotics should not be allowed to continue practicing even with […]

Sellmann Charles Schulz, Univ. of Minnesota Psychiatry Department Chairman, Steps Down over controversial drug trials research on human subjects

Psychiatrist Charles Schulz

Star Tribune U of Minnesota psychiatry chief steps down after concerns about research protocols By Jeremy Olson April 9, 2015 The University of Minnesota is replacing its Psychiatry Department chairman following an external review that identified subpar safety protocols in research involving human subjects and a legislative audit that chastised the department for its recruitment […]

American Journal of Psychiatry – Disclosure of Editors’ Financial Relationships

Psychiatrist Agustus John Rush

American Journal of Psychiatry Disclosure of Editors’ Financial Relationships April 1, 2015 “The American Journal of Psychiatry is the most widely read psychiatric journal in the world. Published monthly, it is an indispensable journal for all psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who need to stay on the cutting edge of virtually every aspect of […]

Sue Sisley, psychiatrist, fired at the University of Arizona, but okay’d by feds to conduct research on marijuana, waiting for one thing: a federal supply of marijuana

Psychiatrist Sue Sisley

Arizona Public Media Former UA Marijuana Researcher Restarting in Phoenix by AZPM Staff March 27, 2015 A medical marijuana researcher terminated at the University of Arizona last year says she is a step closer to beginning clinical trials in the Phoenix area. Researcher Sue Sisley said this week she plans to conduct independent research in […]

Walter Shannon, North Carolina Psychiatrist, Trafficked in thousands of fraudulent prescription drugs

Psychiatrist Walter Shannon

WITN NEW INFO: Kinston psychiatrists could face jail time in prescription drug scheme March 18, 2015 Two local doctors accused of involvement in an illegal prescription drug ring made their first court appearances on Wednesday. Dr. Walter Shannon and Dr. Joanna Wolicki-Shannon were given a second court date of April 1. The judge advised the […]

Joanna Wolicki-Shannon, North Carolina Psychiatrist, arrested in illegal drug ring (Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin etc.)

Psychiatrist Joanna Wolicki-Shannon

WITN NEW INFO: Kinston psychiatrists could face jail time in prescription drug scheme March 18, 2015 Two local doctors accused of involvement in an illegal prescription drug ring made their first court appearances on Wednesday. Dr. Walter Shannon and Dr. Joanna Wolicki-Shannon were given a second court date of April 1. The judge advised the […]

Psych Michael Reinstein Going to Prison – Must Pay $3.79 million – Took Pharma kickbacks for anti-psychotic drugs

Psych Michael Reinstein

Chicago Sun Times Psychiatrist pleads guilty to taking kickbacks for anti-psychotics February 13, 2015 By Luke Wilusz A now-suspended psychiatrist pleaded guilty Friday to taking kickbacks and benefits worth nearly $600,000 from pharmaceutical companies for prescribing an anti-psychotic drug to thousands of elderly and mentally ill patients. In addition to the guilty plea, 71-year-old Michael […]

Francisco Pages, Miami Psychiatrist, “clueless, absolutely clueless about drugs” according to Florida Board of Medicine

1450 Brickell Bay Dr. #512, Miami, Fl (property of psychiatrist Francisco Pages)

Health News Florida Psychiatrist Called ‘Clueless’ About Drugs By Carol Gentry February 9, 2015 A long-time Miami-area psychiatrist who prescribes heavy-duty drugs in abundance has not been doing it safely, the Florida Board of Medicine said Friday. Dr. Francisco J. Pages, charged with mismanaging the care of nine patients, needs to be evaluated to see […]

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