Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Florida Psychiatrist Barred From Prescribing Drugs

 

Dr. Rose

 

Psychiatrist-Michael l. Rose

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Miami Herald
North Miami Beach pain doctor barred from prescribing drugs

By Carol Marbin Miller
October 28, 2009

 


Florida's surgeon general has halted a North Miami Beach pain doctor from prescribing pain drugs and tranquilizers, saying in an emergency order that Dr. Michael I. Rose's ``excessively high doses'' of drugs left at least one patient ``at immediate risk of mortality.''

 


In an emergency administrative order signed last week, Surgeon General Ana M. Viamonte Ros restricted Rose from prescribing or dispensing any controlled substances. Rose is a psychiatrist who operates the 163rd Street Pain Clinic at 1131 NE 163rd St.


Viamonte Ros criticized Rose for prescribing hundreds of painkillers to a 45-year-old woman with HIV and scores of pain pills and tranquilizers to a 50-year-old man.


The order says the state Department of Health, will seek a ``formal restriction or discipline'' of Rose. Rose did not return calls seeking comment.

 

 

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