Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Doctor's Behaving Badly - Part 2 - Steve Balt MD, Editor of the "Carlat Psychiatry Report"

Steve Balt MD, Editor of the "Carlat Psychiatry Report"
Doctor's Behaving Badly - Part 2 - Steve Balt MD, Editor of the "Carlat Psychiatry Report"

As a follow up to the last post - I thought readers might be interested in how this story has moved forward....as Dr. Balt has gone from a top prescription writer of the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel investigated-by-senator-grassley-top-10 to this recent report by Pro Publica showing Dr. Balt as now a top prescription writer for the anti-psychotic drug ABILIFY 

 (Now, I'm sure that being married to a BMS drug rep has nothing to do with this change in prescribing habits whats so ever right! **wink wink**)

One has to seriously wonder how a doctor with Dr. Balt's checkered criminal past and self created KOL (key opinion leader) want-2-be status; is not being investigated by the California Medical Board, and Federal Governments Medicare fraud task force?

Shall we have to be reminded of the real human suffering & consequences paid by these kinds of "Doctors Behaving Badly"
 Just in case you have forgotten, Please follow the link below as a reminder - Medicare Drug Program Fails to Monitor Prescribers, Putting Seniors and Disabled at Risk - http://www.propublica.org/article/part-d-prescriber-checkup-mainbar
 

Side Note:

Dr. Balt posted this Mea culpa http://thoughtbroadcast.com/2013/01/04/if-medications-dont-work-why-do-i-prescribe-them-anyway/ on January 4th, 2013, before riding off into the private practice underground sunset.....Call me a skeptic if you like, but I have a really hard time buying anything Dr. Balt writes or says...what do you think?

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1 comment:

Mark p.s.2 said...

Thanks for the link to " I do not believe I’m taking advantage of my patients by doing so. All of my patients are suffering, and they deserve treatment."
The (legal) drug dealer doesn't think that he is a bad guy selling drugs. Too bad people think he is a doctor (science).

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