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Virginia doctor’s license suspended due to excessive prescription refills

A medical practitioner in Virginia was suspended by the state’s Board of Medicines after he was found to be allowing excessive prescription refills to patients, WCYB reported on June 24.

In the documents obtained from the Virginia Board of Medicine, Dr. Dwight Bailey was effectively suspended on June 19. Dr. Bailey and his staff reportedly prescribed patients unnecessary amounts of opiate pain killers. Dr. Bailey also lacked adequate medical records that kept track of the prescriptions he issued to his patients. Five of Dr. Bailey’s over-prescribed patients died while under his care. In 2003, Dr. Bailey’s medical license was suspended because pre-signed prescription pads were regularly used, so the staff could hand out prescriptions in his absence.

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West Island doctor suspended and fined for negligence

After being charged with medical negligence, Dr. Gilles Bourdon of the Southwest One Medical Clinic was suspended from practicing medicine for eight months. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $4,000.

He was suspended for a second time by the College of Physicians after reportedly recommending chemo and radiotherapy to a cancer patient who explicitly expressed preference for surgical tumor removal.

Patients’ rights advocate, Paul Brunet, mentioned that suspending a medical license indefinitely is incredibly difficult and the pursuit of indefinite suspension would certainly tarnish the doctor’s reputation to the point of ruining it.

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