Dr. Charles Kessler - Unjustifiable Prescriptions

DR. CHARLES KESSLER

ACTION TAKEN

Summary suspension affirmed 11/28/2012

Summary suspension 11/15/2012

BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE

Complaint from pharmacist 6/15/2012

QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS

--"The Board determined that there exists a substantial likelihood of a risk of serious harm to the public health, safety and welfare in the physician's continued practice."

--"The Board then received additional complaints about the Respondent's prescribing practices from other pharmacists and at least one law enforcement official.  The pharmacists, who worked at various pharmacies in Maryland and Delaware, reported that individuals from other states, such as Florida, Ohio, Kentucky and Georgia, were presenting prescriptions the Respondent wrote for medications that included oxycodone and benzodiazepines, which they refused to fill."

TIME LAG ON ACTION

5 MONTHS

Charging order 11/20/12

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