Drug-Impaired Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

1 de fevereiro de 20211min20

An Arkansas pathologist who misdiagnosed and/or made medical errors in more than 3000 cases while intoxicated has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for manslaughter and mail fraud, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced.

Robert Morris Levy of Fayetteville was chief of pathology and laboratory medical services at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks until he was fired in 2018. Two years earlier, Levy had his clinical privileges suspended when testing revealed a blood alcohol level of .396 mg/dL. He then attended an inpatient alcohol treatment program for 3 months. After treatment completion, he returned to medical practice on condition that he maintain his sobriety and submit to random urine or blood drug screens.

Read the full article: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/944755

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A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.


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