Levelland Doctor Disciplined for ‘Non-Therapeutic Prescribing’ of Opioids
Dr. Daniel Boris Hadzic of Levelland, Texas has been disciplined by the Texas Medical Board for the "non-therapeutic prescribing" of opioids.
Hadzic, who specializes in family medicine, entered into an agreed order with the Texas Medical Board back on Friday, December 4th, 2020.
KAMC news reports that Hadzic had previously prescribed opioids and sedatives to a patient in "increasing quantities" without listing his reason on the record. It's also said he failed to order urine drug screens for the patient and did not check the prescriber database.
Reports claim that Dr. Hadzic has been ordered to not treat any patients for chronic pain and instead to refer any and all current chronic pain patients to an appropriate specialist within 30 days. He's also been ordered not to possess, administer or prescribe Schedule II controlled substances in the State of Texas.
Schedule II substances are described as drugs with a high potential for abuse, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence. Such drugs include narcotics like oxycodone, fentanyl, Adderall, Ritalin, cocaine, methamphetamine and methadone..
On top of all of this, Hadzic has been ordered to complete 12 hours of training on treating pain within a year. So far, it appears that Hadzic's license has not been suspended in any way due to this incident.
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