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Hearing Seals Fate of Psychiatrist

February 2, 2008

By Sandra G. Boodman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, February 2, 2008; Page B04

The hearing was entering its 10th hour Thursday night when Arlington County psychiatrist Martin H. Stein learned that his 40-year career as a practicing physician was effectively over.

The Virginia Board of Medicine denied Stein’s petition to reinstate the license he surrendered six years ago for his treatment of 10 patients, among them a 4-year-old whose legs he bound with duct tape.

The three-member panel found that Stein had harmed 17 other patients by over-prescribing sometimes dangerous combinations of drugs, diagnosing nonexistent conditions and engaging in unethical behavior with female patients.

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Addicted doctors still practice while in rehab


Kansas doctor accused of running ‘pill mill’

December 21, 2007
By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press Writer 

WICHITA, Kan. – A physician accused of operating a “pill mill” was charged Thursday with illegally prescribing drugs in a scheme that prosecutors say caused the overdose deaths of at least four patients.

A Topeka grand jury returned a 34-count indictment against Dr. Stephen J. Schneider and his wife, nurse Linda K. Schneider, who were arrested Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren said. They are to appear in federal court in Wichita on counts including conspiracy, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, health care fraud, illegal monetary transactions and money laundering.

According to the indictment, 56 of the doctor’s patients have died from accidental prescription ….

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