Psychiatrist William Braden Disciplined for Improperly Prescribing Drugs

May 30, 2018

In Providence, R.I. the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has placed Psychiatrist Dr. William Braden on three years’ probation for improperly prescribing medications. This is the second time in five years that the Department of Health has reprimanded Braden.
According to Butler spokesperson Sara Brandon, “Dr. Braden no longer has medical staff privileges at any Care New England hospitals, including Butler and Kent hospitals mentioned in the Consent Order.” 
In 2013, Braden was placed on two years’ probation after the medical board found “multiple areas of concern,” including early renewal of controlled substances, inadequate documentation and failure to enter into pain management agreements with patients using controlled substances,” The Journal reported.
Attempts to reach Braden were unsuccessful. He is listed on the consent order as a graduate of Harvard Medical School — the class of 1969, according to Harvard University’s alumni directory, which also lists him as a 1965 graduate of Harvard College.
In the current case, the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline after an investigation also ordered Braden to “cease prescribing opioids, specifically schedule II and III opioids” with the exception of buprenorphine within 150 days of the order, ratified with Braden’s signature on May 15.
Braden was ordered to pay $1,700 for the cost of the investigation.
In signing the six-page consent order, the board wrote, Braden “agrees to this reprimand on his physician license.”
G. Wayne Miller, "Psychiatrist disciplined for improperly prescribing drugs," Providence Journal, 29 May 2018,


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