- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Children’s homes not required to obtain pharmacy licenses, court holds
- Explanation for refusal to reinstate license not required, court says
- Though hearsay, script for pharmacist’s fraudulent calls held acceptable evidence in revocation proceeding
- Licensee’s age and threat to his practice held to justify stay of suspension
- Board members’ exposure to facts in proposed consent order not sufficient to show bias
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette took the Minnesota medical board to task for its 20-year failure to suspend a doctor known to excessively prescribe narcotics. A June 3, 2016 article outlined how the physician, James Wasemiller, escaped serious discipline despite many warning signs.
The board, in its defense, said that it did not have a policy of "micro-managing" physicians' prescribing patterns, but would consider following Centers for Disease Control guidelines in the future.
Wasemiller was finally suspended not because of his drug . . .
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