“Rock Not a Doc” Continues To Prescribe Benzos

I think it is time that I rip on the state nursing boards. I have absolutely hammered state medical boards for their quotas and their agendas to trash many doctors. It seems the opposite happens with state nursing boards. We have seen them do nothing to control misleading advertisements by NPs that are intended to confuse patients. We can look at those another time. But, remember this dude?

Young issued prescriptions for controlled substances, including the Schedule II controlled substances Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and others, and the Schedule IV controlled substances Alprazolam, Diazepam, Clonazepam, and others… outside the course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose. Young’s motives in prescribing controlled substances to his patients were often to obtain money, notoriety, and sexual favors.”

Well, he is back at it:

While Young is no longer permitted to prescribe opioid drugs, he can still prescribe benzodiazepines like Xanax or Valium, per a 2018 settlement with the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Young has allegedly continued to prescribe these to patients who have been “doctor shopping.”

Where are his peers in this? Why are they not screaming from the rafters to shut him down? I think there needs to be an overhaul of each state board of nursing because we are finding a common theme where they cannot oversee and regulate their members, especially those NPs who are off the rails.

I am open to correction if I am wrong on this.

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Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  4 comments for ““Rock Not a Doc” Continues To Prescribe Benzos

  1. Jackson RN
    May 23, 2019 at 3:20 am

    There were 13 complaints against him sent to the BON and they did NOTHING! They did not investigate ONE complaint. This information was provided by Shirley Pickering, an investigator for the Board of Nursing. People in the community did complain, but no one listened. Not until now. Hopefully the Feds will be able to keep him in jail where he belongs.

  2. Mamadoc
    May 22, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Nursing boards at least in my state, don’t do anything. There is an NP in the eastern part of the state who wrote outrageous amounts of opiods at a now defunct pain clinic… she is still licensed and still working as a nurse.

  3. Dave
    May 22, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Is this what independent practice for MLP’s/APP’s (LELT’s) gets us?

  4. CS
    May 21, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    How is he still practicing? He is a threat to public safety. I don’t care whether he is an NP or an MD/DO… the Board in charge of his license needs to act NOW. Doctor Death, anyone? See something. Say something. Now, the authorities need to DO SOMETHING. Acting on the reports to the State Medical Board could have saved lives and permanent disability in the case of Doctor Death, Chris Duntsch. https://wondery.com/shows/dr-death/

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