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Procedural error by judge does not reverse discipline decision

The Michigan Court of Appeals, in a May 14 decision, affirmed discipline issued against a doctor for improper prescribing practices despite an administrative law judge's error in deciding to merge two of the disciplinary charges against him.

Although the administrative judge had erred, that error was not so significant as to require the reversal of the discipline.

The Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing, acting on behalf of the state boards of pharmacy and medicine, filed complaints against physician Solomon Adu-Beniako after analyzing his prescription practices and determining that he was engaged in suspicious practices, including issuing opioid prescription . . .

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