Florida Psychiatrist Jerome Feldman Sent to Prison for 16 years – cheated “seriously ill people out of $400,000 with false promises of organ transplants in the Philippines, where he was tracked down by the FBI”

The Post Standard (Syracuse, NY) HE GETS PRISON FOR ORGAN-TRANSPLANT CON; JEROME FELDMAN, WHOSE ESTRANGED WIFE LIVES IN BALDWINSVILLE, LURED FIVE SICK PEOPLE TO PHILIPPINES. By John O’Brien May 28, 2010 A former psychiatrist was sent to prison for nearly 16 years Thursday for duping seriously ill people out of $400,000 with false promises of […]

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PROPUBLICA: Florida Sanctions Top Medicaid Prescribers — But Only After A Shove

Propublica by Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein November 17, 2011 At Dr. Huberto Merayo’s bustling psychiatry practice in Coral Gables, Fla., hundreds of poor patients on Medicaid walked away each year with prescriptions for powerful antipsychotic drugs. Merayo’s prescriptions for the drugs totaled nearly $2 million in 2009 alone, state records show. The 59-year-old psychiatrist […]

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Dozens arrested in Medicare mental health fraud

Miami Herald MEDICARE Dozens arrested in Medicare mental health fraud By Jay Weaver Federal agents have arrested dozens of suspects charged with bilking Medicare of hundreds of millions of dollars in bogus services for mental health therapy and other types of healthcare. Agents with Health and Human Services and the FBI have fanned out across […]

Newspaper says Expand Investigation of Psychiatrists

The Palm Beach Post Check up on DJJ doctors Anyone with an Internet connection can go online and see that Dr. Gold Smith Dorval is on probation with the Florida Board of Medicine and that his medical license was suspended because he stole money from Medicaid. Why, then, did the Department of Juvenile Justice allow […]

Psychiatrist license suspended

Sun Sentinel Autism doctor operating in Florida has Maryland license suspended Maryland regulators have suspended the medical license of a doctor whose South Florida office treats autistic children with a chemical castration drug, calling the treatment unproven and a potential danger. Dr. Mark Geier opened a small Tamarac office of his multi-state ASD Centers about […]

Mequon psychiatrist charged with child abduction attempt in Florida

Journal Sentinel By Bruce Vielmetti A Mequon psychiatrist has been arrested in Florida on charges of child abuse after sheriff\’s officials there say she tried to abduct two children from a beach north of Naples. Kimberly Hammes Frank, 47, was arrested Wednesday, according to Collier County Sheriff\’s Office records. A sheriff\’s spokeswoman said Frank was […]

Concern over high medication rate among foster kids Review of kids’ psych drugs urged

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution By April Hunt Giovan Bazan was 6 when a doctor first gave him medicine to treat his diagnosis of hyperactivity. Bazan admits he was unruly at the time. Perhaps it was because the only parent he had ever known, his foster mother since he was an infant, had just died. No one […]

Child’s Journey Shows Dangers of Antipsychotic Drugs

New York Times By DUFF WILSON OPELOUSAS, La. — At 18 months, Kyle Warren started taking a daily antipsychotic drug on the orders of a pediatrician trying to quell the boy’s severe temper tantrums. Thus began a troubled toddler’s journey from one doctor to another, from one diagnosis to another, involving even more drugs. Autism, […]

Florida Bans Foster Children from Clinical Drug Trials

YouthToday.org by Pareesha Narang Sixteen months after 7-year-old Gabriel Myers committed suicide while taking psychotropic drugs, the state of Florida has banned allowing any children in the state’s custody from participating in clinical drug trials. It is unclear if Gabriel was involved in any clinical trials. The doctor who prescribed the medicines to him was […]

Already Famous? Nemeroff and His Keynote Bio

Pharmalot By Ed Silverman In August, the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association will hold a three-day continuing medical education meeting at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Florida, where the discussions will focus on issues surrounding bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, among other things. One of the featured speakers will be Charles Nemeroff, the […]

Psychiatrist Fights Emergency Suspension

Health News Florida Psychiatrist’s suspension set aside By Carol Gentry An appeals court has set aside the Department of Health’s emergency suspension of Miami psychiatrist Steven L. Kaplan, accused of over-prescribing anti-psychotic medication to an autistic child. The boy, Denis Maltez, died in May 2007 at age 12. The medical examiner said he stopped breathing […]