PSYCH DRUGS

Miami Psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, accused of running one of the largest fake-prescription schemes in history

Miami New Times “National Symbol” of Prescription Fraud Pleads Guilty, Has 221-Piece Art Collection Seized By Jerry Iannelli July 20, 2016 Some criminals spend their dirty money on drugs. Others blow it on luxury cars, high-end escorts, or trips to obscure rich-people enclaves like Gstaad, Switzerland. Or, if you’re Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil, a man accused […]

James Cowan, NJ Psychiatrist, allowed wife to write psych drug prescriptions

The Record Ridgewood psychiatrist accused of allowing wife to see patients, write prescriptions By Lindy Washburn July 1, 2016 A 72-year-old Ridgewood psychiatrist who practiced from his home office allowed his wife, a clinical social worker, to see patients and write prescriptions he had signed in advance while he was too sick to work and […]

Yasin Choudry, Florida Psychiatrist, ordered to stop using mind-altering drugs

Florida Psychiatrist Yasin Choudry – Ticking Time Bomb By Joel Voss June 16, 2016 Florida psychiatrist Yasin Choudry, was disciplined, sort of, by the Florida Board of Medicine June 3rd, 2016. The underlying cause of the Florida administrative complaint was an August 2015 New Mexico Medical Board Stipulation of Licensure ordering Choudry to “abstain completely […]

Clarence Verdell, Philadelphia Psychiatrist, Suspended by State, says stories like his have a chilling effect on psychiatrists

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette OVERDOSED special report Suboxone doctor drew DEA search By Rich Lord May 23, 2016 Though charged with no crime, Clarence R. Verdell, M.D., had to halt his 28-year work as a psychiatrist serving hard-pressed Philadelphia neighborhoods after a Drug Enforcement Administration search focused on his prescribing to addicts. The search led the state […]

Irwin Rosenfeld, Orange County Psychiatrist – history of excessively prescribing – stopped, for now, by Judge

Orange County Register Laguna Hills psychiatrist barred from prescribing narcotics By Jenna Chandler May 19, 2016 A judge temporarily is barring a Laguna Hills psychiatrist from prescribing controlled substances – drugs such as Percocet, Valium and Xanax – as the doctor awaits the outcome of a hearing to determine if he excessively doled out medicine […]

WISCONSIN SUSPENDS LICENSE OF PSYCHIATRIST DAVID HOULIHAN, former Veterans Administration Chief of Staff

News8000 State suspends medical license of former Tomah VA Chief of Staff March, 16 2016 MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) – The former Chief of Staff of the troubled Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center won’t be practicing medicine anytime soon. The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board suspended the medical license of the former VA psychiatrist Dr. David Houlihan […]

Reinaldo de los Heros, Maine Psychiatrist, history of discipline in other states – One mother says he was reckless in over-prescribing drugs to daughter who died. “He’s a pill mill”

Portland Press Herald Falmouth psychiatrist put on probation for way he practiced medicine By Joe Lawlor March 2, 2016 The state medical board has placed a Falmouth psychiatrist on six months of probation for the way he practiced medicine leading up to the 2015 drug overdose death of one of his patients, a punishment that […]

Michael Vivian, California Psychiatrist, Disciplined – found passed out in his office after he used amphetamine and a powerful antipsychotic

Ventura County Star Ventura psychiatrist faces medical license probation By Tom Kisken February 18, 2016 A Ventura psychiatrist accused by regulators of using amphetamines in his office will be placed on five years medical probation, according to the Medical Board of California. Dr. Michael Vivian’s probation will begin March 4, according to a decision reached […]

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Fired Wisconsin VA psychiatrist David Houlihan Under Investigation in Death of Patient

WKOW Former Tomah VA “Candy Man” doctor opening private practice, as state investigation into his medical license lingers By Greg Neumann February 05, 2016 MADISON (WKOW) — The former chief of staff at the Tomah VA Medical Center – who was fired last November after an investigation found rampant over-prescription of opiates under his direction […]

Florida Psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, indicted by federal grand jury for running a racket that defrauded numerous public programs

Miami Herald Miami psychiatrist indicted for alleged fraud of numerous public programs Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil wrote nearly 97,000 prescriptions from 2007-09 Federal grand jury alleges elaborate scheme over many years Three of psychiatrist’s employees also charged with fraud By Daniel Chang January 8, 2016 A Miami psychiatrist who became a national symbol of over-prescribing was […]

Mark Buzzard, Michigan Psychiatrist, arrested – main player in illegal pill mill operation

Monroe News Doctor accused in drug ring By Ray Kisonas December 22, 2015 A physician illegally prescribed more than 2 million narcotic pills during a three-year period in a multi-state, $13 million drug operation that had been overseen by a Monroe man, according to federal documents released today. Federal authorities named Dr. Mark Buzzard, a […]

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Joshua Golden, Mass. Psychiatrist, charged addicted patients illegal fees, agreed to pay more than $360,000 to settle allegations

Patriot Ledger Sharon psychiatrist took advantage of addicts, AG says By Patriot Ledger November 13, 2015 BOSTON – A psychiatrist who practices in Sharon has agreed to pay more than $360,000 to settle allegations that he charged patients for opioid addiction treatments that they should have received for free. The state attorney general’s office says […]

Phillip Bird, Aussie Psychiatrist, prescribed a cocktail of drugs to a driver who crashed his car and killed twin girls and their grandmother prescribed nearly 7000 tablets of “kiddy speed” to another patient

The Courier-Mail Psychiatrist Phillip Bird accused of inappropriately prescribing drugs and conducting ‘human research trials’ By Vanda Carson November 14, 2015 THE psychiatrist who prescribed a cocktail of drugs to a driver who crashed his car and killed twin girls and their grandmother prescribed nearly 7000 tablets of “kiddy speed” to another patient. Maroochydore psychiatrist […]