A Greensboro physician misplaced his license after the North Carolina Medical Board decided he was over-prescribing managed substances to folks whose data present might have been addicts or gifting away the medication. Wayland Wilson McKenzie, a health care provider who specialized in household medication with Cone Health, appeared earlier than the board on Thursday.
The NCMB cited the information of six sufferers. “With all six sufferers, Dr. McKenzie engaged in inappropriate prescribing of narcotics, benzodiazepines and different managed substance without substantiating an analysis justifying the issuance of a managed substance,” the NCMB wrote. In a report, the board stated he continued prescribing managed substances regardless of quite a few purple flags.
An affected person was taken to the hospital as a result of an opiate overdose, and a concerned person mentioned they ran out of treatment early resulting from overuse, some sufferers examined constructive for medication like cocaine, marijuana, and heroin and a changed person was identified with opiate dependency. One affected person repeatedly indicated indicators that they have been probably abusing the medicine or giving them to another person.
His notes embrace feedback akin to “Patient right this moment is reporting attainable lacking meds by stealing,” “Patient is right here at the moment with the report that a policeman in Virginia took some days of his opioid meds as a result of it was in an unmarked capsule container,” and “Patient states that he did not get a full prescription. Thus, he’s requesting refills at this time.”
Four urine drug screening for one affected person confirmed no proof benzodiazepine metabolite of their system, which suggests the affected person could not have been taking the treatment and will have been giving it to another person. The board experiences McKenzie was giving doses of opioids above CDC suggestions and didn’t display screen for abuse or habit, did not ask about previous or present drug or alcohol use, had no clear remedy objectives and wasn’t adequately documenting his care of those sufferers.