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CrimeAuthorities search psychiatrist's office as part of prescription probe

15:15  18 july  2019
15:15  18 july  2019 Source:   wcvb.com

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Authorities search psychiatrist's office as part of prescription probe© Provided by Hearst Television, Inc. Agents leave the Stoughton office of Dr. Lee Altman.

Federal drug agents raided the office of a Stoughton psychiatrist Wednesday as part of an investigation into his prescription writing practices.

Sources tell 5 Investigates that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Enforcement Administration is looking into Dr. Lee Altman's prescription practices, possible over-prescribing and the way he does business.

Dr. Altman is a psychiatrist who has been licensed to practice in Massachusetts since 1995.

He's never been disciplined by the state medical board. According to records obtained by 5 Investigates, he's only had two complaints filed against him since 2008.

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A prescription is a health-care program implemented by a physician or other qualified health care practitioner in the form of instructions that govern the plan of care for an individual patient. The term often refers to a health care provider' s written authorization for a patient to purchase a prescription

In a 2015 complaint, the mother of one of his patients called him "unethical" and said he gave her son multiple prescriptions and accused him of making money from people struggling with addiction and helping to "send them to their graves."

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In a response to that complaint, Dr. Altman told the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine that her allegations could not be farther from the truth and said the woman's son was showing signs that he was abusing his medications.

The state medical board told 5 Investigates on Wednesday that it had currently taken no action against Dr. Altman's license.

Altman declined to comment.

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