Kissimmee, Pine Hills Pain Clinics Investigated
Friday, November 11, 2011
Clinics in Kissimmee and Pine Hills are under investigation. A doctor involved with the clinics is accused of over-prescribing painkillers and other addictive medicine, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Drug agents with the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation collected evidence and talked to patients at the Miracle Health Center/Pine Hills Medical Center, and at the Keneday Medical Clinic. This doctor has had previous complaints filed against him by The Department of Health (DOH), and he may now face an emergency suspension order (ESO).
Criminal charges have not yet been filed but are expected. The doctor is under investigation for allegedly prescribing more than 800,000 oxycodone tablets to patients in the last two years.
According to DOH records, the doctor has previously been accused of improperly prescribing painkillers to patients, and the criminal investigation concerning his over-prescribing has been in the works for months.
This investigation and others across Florida are part of a statewide effort to curb Florida's prescription drug problem.
For more information about pain clinics and legal matters involving pain management, visit www.TheHealthLawFirm.com.
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