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Kansas doctor fined after improperly prescribing opiates


February 25, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas medical board has fined a doctor $2,500 and put his license on probation after an investigation revealed improper and potentially dangerous opioid prescribing.

The Kansas Board of Healing Arts released an order this month saying its investigation into Overland Park doctor Joseph Baker began after a pharmacist complained that Baker was overprescribing to someone with whom he didn't have a legitimate doctor-patient relationship, the Kansas City Star reported .

The medical board's investigators looked at two years of Baker's prescribing history and found...

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