Board suspends Md. doctor's license
A longtime Frederick pediatrician had his medical license suspended last week after an investigation found that he had frequently prescribed high doses of oxycontin, the Frederick News-Post reports.
In a 38-page order signed Aug. 12, the Maryland State Board of Physicians suspended the license of Nicola M. Tauraso. The order said Tauraso often prescribed hundreds of tablets of narcotics, including oxycontin and oxycodone, for young men in their 20s and early 30s "who appeared healthy and didn't appear to be terminally ill."
According to the report, some area pharmacies stopped filling prescriptions written by Tauraso after suspicions arose about his practice.
Read more from the Frederick News-Post.
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| August 19, 2010; 11:29 AM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
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