Psych Drugs

Homicide

Mass Killings


Children

Crazy Pills – the state will pay for you and your family to be on psych drugs

Inmates


Juvenile Justice

“Off label” refers to the fraudulent and illegal practice of prescribing drugs for treatments other than those for which they have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Pill mills


Placebo Effect

Ellis Schwied – Orange County Psychiatrist’s License Suspended – gross negligence – developed relationship with patient’s mother, diagnosed patient with social anxiety and general anxiety disorder without an “adequate basis”

Orange County Register Laguna Niguel psychiatrist disciplined for dispensing meds without prescription By Jenna Chandler September 29, 2014 Laguna Niguel-based psychiatrist Ellis Michael Schwied had his license suspended by the California Medical Board after he was accused of giving a patient samples of a depression medication without a prescription. According to the medical board, Schwied […]

Florida Psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, A national symbol of reckless overprescribing – Fined, Reprimanded, Must Be Evaluated for Mental Fitness

Health News Florida Board Fines ‘Flagrant Over-Prescriber’ By Carol Gentry October 4, 2013 Four years after becoming a national symbol of reckless overprescribing, a Miami psychiatrist received a reprimand and $15,000 fine from the Florida Board of Medicine on Friday. The board, meeting in Orlando, accepted the agreement between Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil and the Department […]

America’s Top Psych Prescriber under Investigation – Fernando Mendez-Villamil

Philadelphia Inquirer Medicare Drug Program Fails to Monitor Prescribers, Putting Seniors and Disabled at Risk By Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein and Jennifer LaFleu Sunday, May 12, 2013 This story was co-published with The Washington Post. Ten years ago, a sharply divided Congress decided to pour billions of dollars into subsidizing the purchase of drugs by […]

NY Psychiatrist AND Wife Arrested

Fox 23 Doctor and wife arrested for allegedly forging prescriptions July 10, 2013 COLONIE, N.Y. – The wife of a local psychiatrist has been arrested by the Colonie Police Department for allegedly forging prescriptions for controlled substances with her husband’s knowledge. The investigation started on June 26th when the pharmacist at the Shop Rite on […]

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

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 […]

Idaho Examines Top Prescribers

Idaho Statesman Idaho’s Medicaid payments for prescription drugs questioned But the state says Medicaid records don’t prove doctors are overprescribing November 11, 2012 By AUDREY DUTTON U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican who has assumed a role as a taxpayer watchdog, says some Idaho physicians have overprescribed antipsychotic drugs and addictive narcotics such as […]

Nasreen Kader – NY Drug Dealer Psychiatrist Charged with Drug Crimes

NewsDay Central Islip psychiatrist charged in prescription drug sting, state attorney general says By Candice Ruud September 23, 2014 A psychiatrist from Central Islip faces multiple counts of illegally prescribing Xanax, Klonopin and Ritalin to undercover agents posing as patients wanting the drugs for “illegitimate purposes,” the state attorney general’s office said Tuesday. The investigation […]

Robert Dragert, New Jersey Psychiatrist, suspended, fined $30K – “overprescribed opioid medications with reckless abandon”

The Trentonian Princeton doctor overprescribes opioids, must pay $30K fine and serve 2-year suspension By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman October 18, 2018 TRENTON — Dr. Robert J. Dragert had the hallmarks of a great career: Elite certifications, upward mobility and no shortage of patients. But the good doctor turned bad, overprescribing opioid medications with reckless abandon and […]

NY Psychiatrist Anthony Pietropinto ACCUSED OF RUNNING AN ILLEGAL PILL MILL CLAIMED HE WAS AN EXPERT ON MEN’S SEX LIVES

NBC New York psychiatrist busted for peddling opioids claimed to be expert of men’s sex lives Anthony Pietropinto’s book was dismissed as ‘tattle and platitude’ in a review. by Corky Siemaszko October 13, 2018 The New York City psychiatrist accused of running an illegal pill mill out of his rented Fifth Avenue office claimed he […]

Anthony Pietropinto, NY Psychiatrist, arrested, accusing of putting highly-addictive pills in the hands of drug addicts, for financial gain

pix11.com Doctors, pharmacist accused of selling millions of oxycodone pills: officials October 11, 2018 By Mary Murphy NEW YORK — Federal agents and the NYPD arrested five doctors and a pharmacist Wednesday, accusing them of putting millions of highly-addictive Oxycodone pills in the hands of opioid addicts, for financial gain. One of the physicians, 80-year-old […]