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

Adrian Morris, NY Psychiatrist, arrested – charged with exchanging prescription drugs for sex

Daily Gazette Feds: Clifton Park doctor exchanged drugs for sex Probe involved multiple agencies By Kassie Parisi July 19, 2018 A Clifton Park psychiatrist was arrested Thursday on charges that accuse him of exchanging prescription drugs for sex and distributing drugs to patients without valid prescriptions. Adrian Morris, 61, specializes in addiction recovery, according to […]

Aristide Esser, 82-year-old NY Psychiatrist Faces 20 Years in Prison – Illegally Distributed Drugs

Journal News New City psychiatrist, 82, seeks to avoid prison in drug case By Erik Shilling Nov 26, 2012 His lawyer is asking that an 82-year-old New City psychiatrist who admitted in June to illegally distributing prescription drugs be sentenced to a fine and community service rather than prison time. Aristide Esser faces up to […]

Maryann Weisman, Penn. Psychiatrist, Arrested – kept writing prescriptions after her license was suspended

Lehighvalleylive.com Doc wrote prescriptions after license was suspended, AG says By Sarah Cassi September 23, 2015 Two Lehigh County women were arrested a week ago for alleged prescription drug crimes, the state Attorney General’s office said. Dr. Maryann T. Weisman, 54, of Whitehall Township, and Stacey A. Zuniga, 46, of Allentown, were arrested Wednesday by […]

Barlow Smith, 85-year-old Texas Psychiatrist, Surrenders License – History of sexual relation with patient. Improperly prescribed drugs to 10 patients – One died of the toxic effects of multiple drugs. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration raided his office in 2013. Criminal case still pending.

Austin American Statesman Two Central Texas doctors lose licenses after felony convictions By Mary Ann Roser Sept. 20, 2015 — Begin Excerpt Barlow Smith, an 85-year-old Marble Falls psychiatrist, and Dennis Barson Jr. of Hutto, who turns 43 this month and practiced neurology in Austin, were among five Central Texas physicians the Texas Medical Board […]

Florida Psychiatrist Sent up the River

PsychSearch.net Florida Psychiatrist Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking August 17, 2012 By Joel Voss   Tampa, Florida – The Florida Department of Health revoked the license of psychiatrist Jose Carlos Menendez-Campos yesterday based on his conviction of drug trafficking. The DOH’s final order emphasized the fact that he used his medical license […]

Louisville Psychiatrist Peter Steiner Charged with prescribing medically unnecessary drugs

Henderson Gleaner Several western Kentucky doctors indicted in federal fraud takedown By Beth Smith June 28, 2018 LOUISVILLE — Doctors and some individuals pretending to be physicians have been indicted in a federal investigation targeting healthcare fraud and the dispensing of medically unnecessary drugs in western Kentucky. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, six separate […]

William Braden, Rhode Island Psychiatrist, gets 3 years probation for improper drug prescribing

Providence Journal R.I. psychiatrist disciplined for improperly prescribing drugs By G. Wayne Miller May 29, 2018 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The state Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has placed Dr. William Braden, a psychiatrist who practiced at Butler Hospital, on three years’ probation for improperly prescribing medications. This is the second time in five years […]

Melborne Williams, Kentucky Psychiatrist, under investigation – 12 of his patients died of overdoses.

WKYT Doctor’s suspension launching review of overdose cases By Andy Cunningham July 1, 2012 The investigation into a Danville doctor whose medical license was suspended last week continues after authorities say 12 of his patients died of overdoses. This has promoted other law enforcement agencies to review their overdose cases, to figure out if they […]

Luis Byrne, Florida Psychiatrist, duped by addicts into giving them drugs – gets one year of probation, during which he may not prescribe any narcotic drugs and a $ 1,000 fine

St. Petersburg Times (Florida) April 4, 1987 Three doctors get reprimands from state By Carol Gentry +++ Excerpt The Tampa psychiatrists who received reprimands were Drs. Cesar L. Ruiz and Luis O. Byrne. Ruiz was accused of submitting bills to Medicaid for patient visits he didn’t make. After Medicaid caught the discrepancy, Ruiz was sent […]

Delaware Psych Gregory Villabona – prosecutors are seeking to revoke his license for prescribing drugs to an addict who later died by heroin overdose

The News Journal ‘Egregious misconduct’ could cost Dover psychiatrist Villabona his license Christina Jedra May 29, 2018 Delaware prosecutors are seeking to revoke the professional licenses of a Dover psychiatrist who they allege prescribed controlled substances to an addict who later died by heroin overdose, traded medical treatment for guns and is “unable to practice […]