clozapine

Doctor Who Prescribed More Clozapine Than TX, NC and FL Combined Suspended by IL Medical Board

Doctor Who Prescribed More Clozapine Than TX, NC and FL Combined Suspended by IL Medical Board
Illinois medical regulators have indefinitely suspended the medical license of psychiatrist Michael Reinstein, who prescribed more of the most powerful and riskiest antipsychotic drug clozapine than any other doctor in the country. The board determined that Reinstein received "illegal direct and indirect remuneration" from the maker of generic clozapine; did not consider alternative treatments for his patients; and disregarded patients' well-being because of potentially life-threatening side effects of the drug.
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Charles Ornstein
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Drug Company Agrees to Pay $27.6M to Settle Allegations Involving Chicago Psychiatrist

Drug Company Agrees to Pay $27.6M to Settle Allegations Involving Chicago Psychiatrist
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has agreed to pay more than $27.6 million to settle state and federal allegations that it induced Chicago psychiatrist Michael Reinstein to overprescribe clozapine, a powerful antipsychotic drug.
origin Author: 
Kara Brandeisky
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