Dinesh Shah – Unjustifiable Prescriptions
BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE:
Complaint from pharmacist 11/3/2006
Complaint from family of patient 12/28/2006
ACTION BY OTHER STATES:
PA- Probation 2/2009
QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS:
--"The Respondent engaged in a pattern of excessive and unjustifiable prescription of Schedule II opioid analgesics, primarily Oxycodone and Methadone, without medical indication. In doing so, the Respondent placed his patients at risk for potentially serious or life-threatening consequences such as habituation, addiction and/or death."
--"The Board found that there exists a substantial risk of serious harm to the public health, safety or welfare in the physician's continued practice."
TIME LAG ON ACTION:
1 YEAR, 9 MONTHS