Tag Archives: Prescriptions

Colorado End-of-Life Options Act – 125 Prescriptions in 2018

In 2016, Colorado voters approved Proposition 106, which enacted the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act. This Act allows an eligible terminally-ill individual with a prognosis of six months or less to live to request and self-administer medical aid-in-dying medication in order … Continue reading

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Orange County Psychiatrist Arrested on Federal Charges Alleging Illegal Prescriptions for Opioids Without Legitimate Medical Need

The use of undercover officers who pose as "patients" are standard where physicians are charged with prescribing without legitimate medical necessity. A recent case used at least one undercover officer in its investigation.A psychiatrist Dr. Robert Tinoco Perez who practices at a … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Affirms Discipline for Doctor Who Sold Prescriptions at Bar

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 15, 2017, a physician who sold painkiller prescriptions to patients at a bar and restaurant, had his two-year probation for unprofessional … Continue reading

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Defective Zocor Prescriptions May be Deadly for Some Patients

Zocor has been prescribed to a number of patients to lower their cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke or other health problems. What patients used to treat these and other illnesses has now become a life-threatening treatment … Continue reading

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TSBP Adopts New Rule Requiring Pharmacists to Verify Prescriptions Meet Applicable Medical Standard of Care

Texas pharmacists should take note of a new Rule recently adopted by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy which places increased responsibility on the licensee to ensure that dispensed medications were prescribed for a valid medical purpose and pursuant to … Continue reading

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