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Texas pharmacists urged to be careful

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy will be meeting here in Austin in a few days to discuss a wide variety of matters, including disciplinary orders. The Texas board and similar regulatory bodies across the nation are increasingly focused on ways to address an opioid crisis that affects much of the nation.

Depression, nurses and licensing worries

Nurses in Texas can lose their nursing licenses for a multitude of reasons, one of which includes bad behavior. However, some worry about whether episodes of depression may put their license at risk. That worry may cause some to avoid seeking the treatment they need.

"Minor" items on Texas Medical Board agenda have big import

The Texas Medical Board has scheduled to meet this Friday, October 20 here in Austin. The board says in its mission statement that its goal is always to "protect and enhance the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence." Its job is to regulate the practice of medicine through licensure, discipline and continuing education.

Who files complaints about physicians in Texas?

As a physician licensed and practicing in Texas, you run the risk of having a complaint filed against you at any time. Allegations of misconduct can come from a number of different sources, and while some have merit, there may also be unwarranted ones reported to the Texas Medical Board.

Community stands with doctor accused of Medicare billing fraud

You don’t have to drive very far from Austin to get into rural parts of Texas where doctors are few and far between. The scarcity of physicians in sparsely populated areas makes the doctors who are around worth their weight in gold to the people of the area.

Texas judge stuns with record health care fraud sentence

A recent sentence handed out by a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas has legal experts puzzled, news outlets report. The defendant is a 53-year-old Sugar Land mother of twin 7-year-old boys who had been found guilty of Medicare fraud in what has been described as a "relatively routine case."

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