License revoked for recklessly prescribing controlled substances.

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1602303 , Decision Date: 2015-10-19 
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The Court upheld the revocation of a physician’s license to practice medicine based on evidence that the physician continued to prescribe controlled substances to one patient despite drug screenings that indicated the patient was failing to take the medications as prescribed and was abusing illegal drugs on a regular basis.  The physician also took no action after another patient’s family indicated that the patient exhibited behavior indicative of an addiction issue.