State suspends Florence doctor's license, says 15 patients died in his care

Sep 25, 2012 Full story: Kypost.Com 16

Nearly six months after his office was raided by the FBI and DEA, a Florence doctor's medical license has been suspended.

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#1 Sep 25, 2012
Does anyone know what Dr. Shearer's patients are to do now?? And NO, Not all of us are Pill heads just trying to get a buzz!! SOme of us depend on our medication just so we can get out and work, take care of our families and live a life actually worth living. It kills me to read all the judgmental comments of people basically sayng every person on pain meds is trash on welfare because we are the ones who end up getting hurt in this mess. I just ask that anyone who has something judgmental to say will stop and think what their life would be like if they couldn't work because they had such severe pain everyday, what if you couldn't pick up your child or bend over the bath tub to give them a bath?? Yes, there are alot of addicts out there who are just there to get drugs to sale and get high but that will never ever go away and we cant continue to punush good, hard working, honest people for others crimes!
Genius Doctors HA

Winnipeg, Canada

#2 Sep 25, 2012
Shows 2 things. One Doctors aren't gods or geniuses. Two Pharma is dangeous and their products deadly killers. Merck's VIOXX killed between 55,000 and 250,000. But Merck owners and employees faced no criminal charges. Pharma is forgiven for the maiming and killing, and can simply move on to marketing the next miracle drug that maims and kills and they move on to the next lawsuit(s) which they deal with constantly.
sick of class warfare

Golconda, IL

#3 Sep 26, 2012
This just shows the governments continued intrusion into health care. Bad Dr's do need to be stopped but often in communities there is only one Dr who is even willing to prescribe certain meds when they are truly needed. So few Drs are taking Medicare and Medicaid because of low reimbursement and now due to the threat that if you see seniors or disabled patients who often need pain meds, they too can face being raided and shut down by the DEA. It is sad as those who really need these meds are unable to get them. It is sad as all are paying for the abuse of some.
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#4 Sep 26, 2012
Welcome to the new police state of medicine where your medical decisions are not made by you and your doctor but by dea thugs with no medical training. They don't care about your suffering and are only interested in protecting their bloated paychecks and justifying their agency's existence. Even worse they have unlimited power.
Pharma maims Kills

Winnipeg, Canada

#5 Sep 26, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
Welcome to the new police state of medicine where your medical decisions are not made by you and your doctor but by dea thugs with no medical training. They don't care about your suffering and are only interested in protecting their bloated paychecks and justifying their agency's existence. Even worse they have unlimited power.
When MERCK can kill betwwen 55,000 and 250,000 with VIOXX but its owners and employees face no criminal charges and will serve no prison time, it say plenty about the state of things. Instead of protecting consumers from pharma, it protects pharma from consumers. Consumers are no unknowing test subjects as pharma does less pre-release safety testing. This post-release testing is free and of course as real as can be. Any death or injury is filed under a new scientific category called "COINCIDENCE".
Mister Obvious

Florence, KY

#6 Sep 26, 2012
it's all a choice, people choose how to take what they are prescribed yet, he did give alot! that is why his office always looked like a free clinic! who waits for 6 to 8 hours when their appt. is at 8 am? a drug addict, that's who! he ENABLED and ABUSED his power! i know of a couple of his patients that would drive him around when he had a buzz.........
I hope

Newark, OH

#7 Oct 4, 2012
Mister Obvious wrote:
it's all a choice, people choose how to take what they are prescribed yet, he did give alot! that is why his office always looked like a free clinic! who waits for 6 to 8 hours when their appt. is at 8 am? a drug addict, that's who! he ENABLED and ABUSED his power! i know of a couple of his patients that would drive him around when he had a buzz.........
I hope to God you never have to deal with chronic pain. Mister Obvious you are ignorant saying that. Yes true there may have been some patients like that but not all. You know what I retract my statement, God help me, but I do hope you have to deal with chronic pain wonder how long you would last?
Mister Obvious

Florence, KY

#9 Oct 4, 2012
better than you. how did you take your scripts? time for the methadone clinic. hope what you want on me, obviousley, your the one hooked on pills. you know, there are homeopathic remedies, you don't always need narcotics. so, right back at you.
carter

United States

#10 Oct 5, 2012
a lawyer told me that the ky medical board is very dictatorial with investigators who falcify reports and a vindictive legal team that supports them. he said that most legal people have no respect for Ky medical board.

Since: Oct 12

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Oct 9, 2012
My friend went to him and she use to be a good person. He tolder her she had pain causing diseases, she was fine before, she had a little arthritis and some minor aches. He should have never prescribed her oxycontin for arthritis and fibromyalgia. Her boyfriend went to him, then she started getting other friends to go to him. Now she and others are drug addicts, hooked on oxycontin and will do anything for her pills. I can't imagine what she has stooped to now that he is gone.
stand

Florence, KY

#12 Oct 9, 2012
UKCatz wrote:
My friend went to him and she use to be a good person. He tolder her she had pain causing diseases, she was fine before, she had a little arthritis and some minor aches. He should have never prescribed her oxycontin for arthritis and fibromyalgia. Her boyfriend went to him, then she started getting other friends to go to him. Now she and others are drug addicts, hooked on oxycontin and will do anything for her pills. I can't imagine what she has stooped to now that he is gone.
drug addicts,,,,recruit. that way they get their fix! that's what this dr. made sure of!! HOLY CRIPES!!!! HE WAS TRYING TO ESTABLISH a METHADONE CLINIC!!! talk about micro-managing!! HE KNEW HIS FUTURE! AND THAT OF ALL THE ADDICTS HE HELPED CREATE!!!! IT"S STILL A CHOICE!!! JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN,,,,DON"T MEAN YOU SHOULD!!! CHOICES!!!
Mr truth

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Oct 14, 2012
Mister obvious,obviously you are not in a lot of PAIN or you to would set there ever how long it take which I to have set long time but he is there for help maybe its not as OBvious to him who needs kicked out sound like some obviously got drug tested and feld and obviously got kicked out Obviously I dont like your uneducated judgment view
Mister Obvious wrote:
it's all a choice, people choose how to take what they are prescribed yet, he did give alot! that is why his office always looked like a free clinic! who waits for 6 to 8 hours when their appt. is at 8 am? a drug addict, that's who! he ENABLED and ABUSED his power! i know of a couple of his patients that would drive him around when he had a buzz.........
news flash

Florence, KY

#14 Oct 14, 2012
Mr truth wrote:
Mister obvious,obviously you are not in a lot of PAIN or you to would set there ever how long it take which I to have set long time but he is there for help maybe its not as OBvious to him who needs kicked out sound like some obviously got drug tested and feld and obviously got kicked out Obviously I dont like your uneducated judgment view
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and you OBVIOUSLY didn't graduate from high school. pathetic....
Anonymous

Florence, KY

#15 Oct 15, 2012
news flash wrote:
<quoted text> and you OBVIOUSLY didn't graduate from high school. pathetic....
to funny!!!
jupiter

Florence, KY

#16 Oct 16, 2012
is he in jail? he should be.
BSK

Lincoln, NE

#17 Oct 19, 2012
carter wrote:
a lawyer told me....
Well believing one of THOSE is not too wise.

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