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Calif. doctor linked to six-plus deaths involving OxyContin

Posted by Oxy Watchdog on August 30, 2010

State officials in California are pressing to revoke the license of a doctor linked to several fatalities due to overdoses of prescription narcotics including OxyContin, hydrocodone and Xanax. An article in The Los Angeles Times reports that at least six men have died of overdoses after visiting general practitioner Lisa Tseng, some of whom were known addicts. According to the Associated Press, in addition to misconduct charges from the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, Tseng faces an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration into her prescribing practices.

Read the DEA’s press release on the issue here.

*Update: Tseng is now claiming that the responsibility for any misuse of the drugs belongs to the users, despite allegations by DEA officials that she routinely prescribed Oxy and other powerful painkillers without properly assessing patients’ medical needs – or their apparent addictions, the LA Times reports.

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2 Responses to “Calif. doctor linked to six-plus deaths involving OxyContin”

  1. […] Read about a California doctor over-prescribing painkillers here. […]

  2. […] Read about the arrest of Lisa Tseng here. […]

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