Nicola Tauraso – Unjustifiable Prescriptions
Permanent Revocation 6/9/2011
Summary Suspension Continued 10/12/2010
Summary Suspension 8/12/2010
BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE:
Pharmacist complaint 8/26/2009
QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS:
--"The Board found that the physician prescribed drugs for illegal or illegitimate medical purposes, is guilty of unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine and that he is professionally incompetent to practice medicine. The physician repeatedly provided his patients with prescriptions for large amounts of CDS that they requested, in the absence of any illness that would reasonably call for those prescriptions, and in the absence of an adequate medical examination."
--"The Board does not consider Dr. Tauraso's repeated dispensing of prescriptions for Controlled Dangerous Substances , at will, to patients whose conditions he barely took note of, to be a pain management practice at all….Although he did cover his actions with a very thin veneer of medical terminology, Dr. Tauraso was not really practicing medicine. He was selling prescriptions."
TIME LAG ON ACTION: