States permanently restrict psychiatrist Peter Campbell from prescribing controlled substances

June 15, 2010

On October 14, 2009, the Maryland Board of Physicians publicly reprimanded psychiatrist Peter L. Campbell and permanently restricted him from prescribing Schedule II, III and IV Controlled Dangerous Substances.  This was a reciprocal action based on a disciplinary action issued by the Virginia Medical Board for  Campbell’s failure of the standard of care relative to 11 patients. 

The Virginia Board’s May 22, 2009 Order states, among other things, that Campbell “failed to consistently obtain a complete patient history prior to prescribing controlled substances; prescribed narcotics and benzodiazepines [tranquilizers] to patients without performing any physical examination, evaluation or assessment…[and] without diagnosing a medical condition justifying such prescriptions, ordering diagnostic tests to determine the etiology of the patient’s pain or documenting his reasons for selecting the…medications prescribed; prescribed controlled substances to patients who exhibited drug-seeking behavior or who he knew or should have known were abusing or had become addicted to…their medications and repeatedly authorized early refills…without any medical indication other than information provided…by the patients themselves (i.e. medications reported by patients as lost, stolen, disappeared, left in Hawaii, vomited up, destroyed by fire etc. and other non-verified explanations provided by patients.)” 

He was similarly reprimanded and had his practice restricted in the states of Pennsylvania, Illinois and New Jersey.

Source: Consent Order In Re: Peter L. Campbell, M.D., License No. 0101-029943, Before the Board of Medicine (Virginia), May 22, 2009 and Consent Order in the Matter of the License of Peter L. Campbell, M.D., License No. MA85460, New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, October 15, 2009.

IF YOUR PSYCHIATRIST HAS PRESCRIBED TO YOU IN A WAY THAT HAS CAUSED YOU HARM, REPORT IT TO CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, WHO CAN ASSIST YOU IN FILING REPORTS, COMPLAINTS, ETC.  PLEASE CONTACT STEVE WAGNER, DIRECTOR OF LITIGATION AT swagner@cchr.org

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