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Physician suspended for failing alcohol and drug tests

A disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board (TMB) temporarily suspended the license of a doctor after he failed alcohol and drug tests, a report said on July 18.

Dr. William Edward Brown’s medical license was suspended without notice on July 12 after he was referred to the Texas Physician Health Program for abusing drugs and alcohol. According to the disciplinary panel, Dr. Brown is still a threat to the public health, safet, and welfare, as TMB learned on June 27 that he did not submit to his medical tests initially and, when he did, tested positive for alcohol and prohibited substances.

Brown is suspended temporarily until after a hearing.

Having your medical license suspended can create repercussions for your career as a medical practitioner. If you are facing the suspension of your license in Austin, make sure to get the legal defense that you need by talking with the lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995. We may be able to help you retain your license.