Who here knows exactly who the candyman in their town is (the doc who supplies the addicts with prescription drugs, or, worse case scenario - creates NEW addicts by encouraging unsuspecting patients to use narcotics when non-narcs would do just fine.)
Does anyone know how the DEA polices script writing and distribution of narcs? I know the docs have their own ID number, but does anyone actually keep track of them and think - hmmmm.... he writes a lot of oxycontin scripts for a GP......
I am frustrated that about 80% of our addicts list Dr. *** as their PCP. Makes you wonder how he sleeps at night....
Jun 25, '02
Here is another story r/t your topic:
A Palm Beach County doctor accused of improperly prescribing the powerful painkiller OxyContin was charged Friday with first-degree murder - apparently the first time in the nation a physician has faced such charges in a prescription drug case.
Dr. Denis Deonarine, 56, of Jupiter was also charged with racketeering and with trafficking a controlled substance in an 80- count indictment that remained under seal, keeping many details temporarily secret. State Attorney Barry Krischer said that was because other defendants were at large.
The doctor was being held at the Palm Beach County Jail pending a bail hearing.
Deonarine was charged with felony murder, meaning the death allegedly was caused in the commission of another crime - in this case, drug trafficking.
Deonarine is charged with killing Michael Labzda, 21, of Jupiter, a patient who died of a drug overdose on Feb. 8.
Labzda's family has filed a lawsuit against the doctor, the pharmacy that filled the OxyContin prescription and the drug manufacturer, Purdue Pharma.
In a related case, Deonarine in May was charged with defrauding Medicare of $67,000 in improper prescriptions of OxyContin involving 72 unauthorized claims.
- Wire reports
Credit: Compiled from Wire Reports
Last edit by Huganurse on Jun 30, '02