In another example of a (long overdue) crackdown on irresponsible prescribing of narcotic painkillers, a doctor from Irvine lost his license after the overdose death of a depressed patient.
We’ve been trying to raise awareness for a long time about the dangers of the prescription drug addiction epidemic.
One thing that is promising is that the “powers that be” seem to really have begun cracking down on irresponsible doctors.
Dr. Darius Javanshir, has lost his medical license after he recklessly overprescribed painkillers (propoxyphene) and anti anxiety medication (lorazepam or Ativan).
Dr. Darius practiced at the following locations:
1884 Business Center Dr
San Bernardino, CA 92408
33 Creek Rd Ste B-200
Irvine, CA 92604
He prescribed 720 tablets of propoxyphene and 330 tablets of Ativan to an unidentified patient that subsequently overdosed on the medication.
Dr. Javanshir has been on the radar for irresponsibly prescribing narcotic drugs since 1995 and has been sanctioned multiple times.
Although the patient has not been identified by name, it is known that his issues included:
- back pain
- cocaine addiction
Dr. Javanshir should have intervened and gotten his client help for the habit forming medications rather than prescribe over 1100 pills in one fell swoop.
We applaud the California Medical Board for this action.
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