PSYCH DRUGS

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 […]

Ljudmil Kljusiv, Conn. Psychiatrist, Arrested – Money Laundering and Distribution of Narcotics

New Haven Register Milford psychiatrist charged with illegal distribution of drugs, money laundering By Register Staff November 12, 2015 NEW HAVEN A Milford psychiatrist and an employee of his office were charged Thursday by federal authorities with distribution of narcotics and money laundering, according to the U.S. attorney. Ljudmil Kljusiv, 51, was arrested in Fairfield […]

NY Psychiatrist Marshall Hubsher faces four years in prison – continued to sell psych drugs for cash after losing his license

theislandnow.com Unlicensed psychiatrist indicted for selling prescriptions out of his Roslyn office By Harrison Marder November 6, 2015 An unlicensed psychiatrist was indicted for allegedly selling prescriptions for Adderall and Xanax to patients out of his office in the Roslyn section of Flower Hill, the District Attorney’s Office reported on Friday. Marshall Hubsher, 65, of […]

NY Psychiatrist Nasreen Kader – pleads guilty to selling prescriptions – ordered to undergo mental health counseling – repeatedly offered undercover investigators prescriptions for Psych Drugs

NewsDay State AG: Central Islip psychiatrist pleads guilty to selling prescriptions By William Murphy November 5, 2015 A psychiatrist from Central Islip pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance, the state attorney general said. Nasreen Kader, 49, of Central Islip, a psychiatrist, agreed in Suffolk County […]