The Clarion Ledger (Mississippi's main newspaper) reports:
A Brandon psychiatrist (Dr. Stanley Russell) who has been scrutinized over three decades for allegedly prescribing large quantities of addictive narcotics should not be allowed to continue practicing even with new restrictions, the mothers of two former patients say.
The board found in its most recent investigation of Russell that he had again violated rules and regulations. It agreed, however, to restrict him from writing prescriptions for any narcotic or habit-forming drugs and to limit him to working at the Region 8 Mental Health Center in Brandon, where he had been a part-time staffer. The consent agreement also calls for his work to be reviewed and his care of patients evaluated.
Dr. Russells's private practice has been closed down and he has been limited to working at the local community mental health center, without the ability to prescribe controlled substances. I have several patients who were previously being treated for their psychiatric problems by Dr. Russell and their opioid addiction by me, in my suboxone clinic. I have ended up taking over the psychiatric care of some of these patients.
(in case any prospective patients are reading this, let me mention that I am no longer accepting new psychiatric and/or suboxone patients, but I am seeing new patients with sleep problems).