Doctor Sued for Patient Deaths

1 decade 1 year 5 months ago Friday, June 22 2007 Jun 22, 2007 Friday, June 22, 2007 4:47:18 AM CDT June 22, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - An eastern Missouri doctor is being sued by the federal government on allegations he prescribed powerful drugs that contributed to eight patients' deaths. The suit seeks to fine Dr. Seth Paskon of Potosi and to limit his ability to prescribe drugs. A federal lawsuit filed Thursday by U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway cites eight cases where high levels of prescription drugs contributed to the patients' deaths. She says Paskon also provided large amounts of pain and anxiety relief drugs to a visibly pregnant patient. The drugs are not usually prescribed for pregnant women. A woman who answered Paskon's phone said he had no comment on the suit.

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